• 2EightyE avatar 2EightyE Posted: 9/19/2012 9:44am PDT

    A key function of the space shuttle was that, to be a 'shuttle'. To where? 'INTERNATIONAL' Space Station - A project of 5 space agencies from USA, Russia, Japan, Europe and Canada. So whether the Tundra is considered Japanese or American, they're representaion is appropriate.

  • fb_1636481351 avatar Tony Posted: 9/18/2012 10:39am PDT

    When candidate Rommney isn't putting his foot in his mouth, his party seems eager to fill the gap. There has to be more important issues facing this country than which truck is used to tow the shuttle to a museum. Come on you politicians...wake up. This febble squaking is tiresome. Lets drop the two party system. It no longer works and the job is not getting done.

  • fb_100000514752028 avatar William Posted: 9/19/2012 3:24pm PDT

    One small correction: The Explorer is not a real shuttle: it's a full-scale model that's been on display at the Kennedy Space Center. It was given to Houston as sort of a booby-prize in reaction to public anger (and threats of legislative reprisals) that city that was home to the command center for every shuttle mission didn't get one of the retired Orbiters.

  • fb_1460869360 avatar Dorothy Posted: 10/2/2012 12:07am PDT

    Go Tundra!

  • jschool avatar jschool Posted: 10/13/2012 9:35pm PDT

    That's malarkey. Toyota is a "local" company here in LA, with headquarters maybe 5 miles from the scene of towing. They employ A LOT of people here, including my husband. They have contributed to the museum for years and paid for part of this move. It's INSULTING that the GOP would politicize it.

  • fb_100003371501694 avatar Richard Posted: 12/3/2012 8:33pm PST

    You're correct in that there is high symbolism in the space shuttle's stunt tow vehicle. But, where that vehicle is assembled is irrelevant. What is relevant is that an American brand, whether GM, Chrysler, or Ford, was not used in deference to a non-American, i.e., foreign, brand.

  • fb_100000455827634 avatar fb_100000455827634 Posted: 5/25/2013 7:22pm PDT

    I am an American born and bred. Many moons ago my father sat me down and said to me that I have it made. I ask “how’s that?” He said “You were born a white male. You were born in the greatest country on the planet. You were born in the state of California.” I did not understand what he meant at the time except I was blessed, the world was mine to explore. That was over 30 years ago. I am still a young man but I have seen changes that have contradicted what my father told me.
    I love my country and I served her to the best of my ability. However, everything has changed the politics, rules, and laws. Everything today is made cheaply. Our auto market is a joke. Not one company can go their own way when creating or building vehicles. I find mys

  • fb_100000455827634 avatar fb_100000455827634 Posted: 5/25/2013 7:24pm PDT

    I find myself looking to own foreign vehicles because they last longer and are more economically as well financially friendly. I read an article the other day about crash tests done with US vehicles and not one American made car passed, they all got “POORS”.
    The amount of time that the republicans are spending on this issue with the shuttle is a waist. They should be planning on how to efficiently and effectively get the vote out with the coming midterm elections. If this is such a big issue for Republicans (I am a Republican) then this tells me that we have no chance to take back this country. We would best spend our time on real issues like the IRS and the repeal of Obama Care. “Prioritize People Prioritize”. I Like the Tundra in fact I

  • fb_100000455827634 avatar fb_100000455827634 Posted: 5/25/2013 7:25pm PDT

    I would like to own one, and am looking forward to watching it pull the shuttle.