Scott Rush, 54, of Crystal Beach, Texas, said he has been a fan of NASA since its earliest days and didn’t want to miss a chance to see Endeavour, even though he’s not happy it isn’t staying in Texas.
Houston wasn’t chosen as a shuttle retirement home. Instead, it got a full-sized replica.
“I think it’s a pretty rotten deal, basically,” Rush said. “The one we’re getting is a toy. An important toy, but a toy nonetheless.”