posted 10-03-2003 10:02 AM
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.
(Registration may be required.)
[This message has been edited by Robert Pearlman (edited October 03, 2003).]