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Saturn V switch: Art project picks real moon rocket over replica for quilt covering
[i]An ambitious art project to wrap one of NASA's remaining moon rockets in a student-created quilt has traded height for history by proposing to swap Saturn Vs.
The Dream Rocket, a four-year-old educational effort run by the not-for-profit International Fiber Collaborative (IFC), initially aimed to completely cover the 363-foot-tall (110.6 meter) rocket replica at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Now, they've changed their focus, sideways, looking to wrap the real rocket that is displayed on its side nearby.
"I continued getting letters from participants asking, 'Yes, we've permission to wrap the vertical rocket at the Space & Rocket Center, and that is wonderful, but why can't we wrap our artwork around the horizontal Saturn V?'" said Jennifer March, director of the Dream Rocket, in a video for the project's crowd-funding campaign to raise the funds needed for a new engineering study.
"Wrapping the indoor real Saturn V moon rocket would have profound impact beyond our original intent to wrap the vertical Saturn V replica, [so] we would like to pursue this option," March [URL=http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thedreamrocket/wrapping-the-real-saturn-v-moon-rocket]wrote on Kickstarter.com[/URL]. "It would be awesome to walk under the entire length of the indoor rocket and look up to see all the art."[/i]
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