Space shuttle naming contest ends Friday

DOWNEY - Friday, Aug. 31, is the last day for residents to enter the city's space shuttle mock-up naming contest.City officials are searching for a name for the full-sized space shuttle replica, which was built by NASA and used for two decades for detailed engineering fittings and testings. The mock-up has remained in storage and the city hopes to restore it, eventually moving it to a new facility next to the Columbia Memorial Space Center. The naming contest is open to Downey residents, students, business owners, former site workers and anyone who works in Downey. Entry forms are on the city website at under the "city news" tab and on the third floor counter at City Hall. The person who submits the winning name will be recognized at a City Council meeting and invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony as a special guest.

********** Published: August 30, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 20