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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-04-2013 03:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Apollo capsule lands at New Mexico space history museum

When it comes to museum membership perks, a full-size spacecraft is hard to top.

Just such a benefit landed at the New Mexico Museum of Space History Friday (March 1), signaling the Alamogordo institution, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, had become a Smithsonian Affiliate. The capsule, a metal mockup of the 1960's module that flew Apollo astronauts to the moon, is on loan to the museum from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

"The arrival of the Apollo boilerplate represents the first of many new artifacts and exhibits that the museum will be able to share with its visitors because of our Smithsonian Affiliation," Chris Orwoll, the museum's executive director, said in a statement.

p51
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posted 03-04-2013 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know why Ocala, Florida lost this capsule?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-04-2013 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike Jetzer notes on his Heroic Relics website, that as of January of this year, the Ocala Discovery Science Center was looking for a new home for the boilerplate.

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posted 03-04-2013 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikej   Click Here to Email mikej     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also noted that the Discovery Center was looking for a new home for BP-1207 here on collectSPACE.

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