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Robert Pearlman

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From: Houston, TX
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posted 05-11-2005 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Florida Today:
Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building is proudly flying its huge U.S. flag again.

Monday morning, workers on scaffolding put the finishing touches on repair work to the 209-foot-tall flag painted on the side of the center's -- and the Space Coast's -- biggest and most visible building.

About 450 feet above the ground, painters repaired and repainted portions of the flag defaced by a pair of hurricanes that slammed the east coast of Florida in 2004.

Read the full article here.

Pictures of the restored flag can be found at Kennedy Space Center's Media Archive.

[This message has been edited by Robert Pearlman (edited May 11, 2005).]


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posted 05-11-2005 10:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
After eight months of work since the hurricanes, it's amazing how much they've done in the week and a half since AHOF.
There were still crews working constantly everytime I saw the VAB that weekend.

"America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow." - Commander Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 Mission, 11 December 1972

spaced out

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posted 05-11-2005 11:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just in time for the next hurricane season...

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