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AscentFive
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posted 02-26-2005 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AscentFive   Click Here to Email AscentFive     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They finally moved the Titan from in front of Titusville High School for restoration. Well the 1st stage anyway. When we 1st moved here we admired it but we were dismayed at its disrepair. Like Huntsville Save The Saturn effort but smaller!
http://www.geocities.com/saverocket/

The funny part is that now its at the Port. You can see it there. For Ben, it was the 1st well used 2 stage rocket in U.S. Ben, we saw the Shuttle ET hauling boat at the port really clear.

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posted 02-26-2005 06:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Is it on CCAF property at the Port?

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posted 02-26-2005 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capejeffs   Click Here to Email capejeffs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, hi Phil! Thanks, & good to "see you." Can you send Renee & I an email & we'll give you the full picture! Have a good night.

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Thanks for sharing - any idea WHERE at the Port it is? Also is it enclosed somewhere? I can well imagine the salt and humidity right at the Port would be murder on this.

Al

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Missed your post back then, thanks Al. A long delay but here's a report. Its
kind of funny to have the Titan 1st stage down here, to see a rocket sitting at the port! Meant to visit more with the workers on this important restoration, only did a brief visit -- bet they don't mind inquiries now & then. Maritime Millworks, 540 Challenger Rd, is doing the work.

It is indeed through that same years-long group, Phill ( or rather, devoted individual ). She has a website, with a gallery now of the rocket's move & other photos, cited below. AND YES YOU CAN SEE THE TITAN EVEN FROM
THE OVERPASS WHERE 528 ENDS, AS YOU COME IN TO CANAVERAL.
A blue building can be seen from the overpass, Titan is visible just to left of that blue building. So, as your getting off there at the port, its right near the junction.

Here are a few photos of your beloved "ole bird," Phill! (1) We knew a fence was put around it, back in Titusville. Didn't know that was part of a preliminary cleaning in '04. (2) Crossing ksc "back property," a road Ren & I often take, bypass from 3 near ksvcv. (3) Arrival at port. To lift the frail structure, just 2 straps near the business end. (4) Rendering of the finished product with beautiful paint job. (5) Save-the-rocket leader's home page. Take care, Bill & Renee.

(1) http://www.geocities.com/saverocket/clean3.jpg
(2) www.geocities.com/saverocket/move/pages/IMG_1662.html
(3) www.geocities.com/saverocket/move/pages/IMG_1665.html
(4) www.geocities.com/saverocket/rocket-final.jpg
(5) http://www.geocities.com/SAVEROCKET

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