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Robert Pearlman

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posted 10-03-2003 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By Corey Kilgannon

You can see a lot of strange things on a New York City street, but on Wednesday night there was something almost literally out of this world.

Two extra-long flatbed trucks rumbled into Manhattan looking as if they had made a wrong turn at Cape Canaveral. Each truck carried a vintage rocket built four decades ago to soar into space, a voyage that some days seems less difficult than a trip across Midtown.

The rockets - an Atlas and a Titan 2, each roughly 100 feet long - had been refurbished in Ohio and were being brought back to be reinstalled outside the New York Hall of Science, on the western edge of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens.

Getting there required taking a lengthy and windy route through Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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