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From: Huntsville, AL, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 06-14-2005 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I apologize if this has been posted already, but The Huntsville Times published an update on the Saturn V restoration project recently:
The Saturn V rocket at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will begin its $1.5 million makeover next week. And the summer-long project will culminate with the giant space craft being "shrink-wrapped." ...
The team will scrub every inch of the Saturn V, including its 11 engines. They'll give it a fresh coat of paint.
When they're done, they'll "shrink wrap" the 363-foot-long spaceship in polyurethane to protect it from the elements until it can be moved to a climate-controlled building, Capps said.

Of particular interest, though, is a new Web page where you can watch the renovations, live.

And, of course, you can donate to the project at:

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

[This message has been edited by DavidH (edited June 15, 2005).]

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