7 January 2005: NASA Announces NSSC Sites Chosen by Offerors
"NASA released today the possible site locations for the NASA
Shared Services Center (NSSC) included in proposals received from
8 January 2005: Newport News loses bid for NASA center, Daily Press
"Hampton Roads officials criticized the process, saying it was unfair to change the rules in midstream and was heavily influenced by the amount of state government subsidies. While Virginia contributed about $750,000, other states were reportedly prepared to spend millions."
8 January 2005: City is NASA center finalist, Huntsville Times
"Our quality of life and standard of education are, bar none, the best," she said. "We think we are in top position. We now just have to prove ourselves first-hand when they come to view" the city.
8 January 2005: Glenn Center is finalist to secure business hub, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"We know what a terrific location this area is, and we're glad that some others are recognizing it as well," said Julian Earls, director of the Glenn Center. "This is an important step forward and an indication of what we can accomplish as a community when we combine our talent, energy and resources."
8 January 2005: Orlando won't get NASA's new service center, Orlando Sentinel
"A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Ric Keller relayed the Orlando Republican's first response: "I can't believe the rocket scientists at NASA think a family would rather live in Cleveland than in Orlando."
Editor's note: This comment certainly represents clear ignorance (and arrogance) on Rep. Keller's part. NASA employees and their families have been living happily in Cleveland for half a century. Oh yes, then there's that little issue of a lack of regular, devastating hurricanes hitting Ohio.