Apparently our fight for one of the retired space shuttles hadn't been going very well, despite spirited lobbying efforts. The campaign to bring a shuttle to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum hadn't been gaining altitude, according to City Room, because of a bill limiting the contenders to sites that had a historical relationship with the shuttle program. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand may have come to the rescue, however—Gillibrand has amended the qualifications to include applicants that had been involved in “the retrieval of NASA manned space vehicles." And with that, New York back in the game! The Intrepid used to pick astronauts out of the sea after they'd land there in their space capsules.