On Tuesday, April 12th, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden unveiled the winners in the bidding war to become a home to one of NASA's retiring space shuttles. This came on the the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle flight, Space Shuttle Columbia in 1981; in addition to the 50th anniversary of space flight (the aforementioned Yuri's Night). The winners are:
- Atlantis will go to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida
- Endeavour will go to the California Science Center in Los Angeles
- Discovery will go to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.