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Robert Pearlman

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From: Houston, TX
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posted 02-15-2014 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Madison Aquatic Park, a 55-foot deep flooded quarry in Alabama, has a number of sunken objects for recreational scuba divers to discover and explore.

In addition to an F-4 Phantom jet and a fire truck, the park is also the underwater home to a Titan nosecone, a 1962 Minuteman missile — as previously displayed at the Space & Rocket Center — and a 30-foot tall "NASA space station mockup."

You can see the sunken space lab in this video, beginning 20 seconds in:

Anyone recognize the module? Is it a relic from the Marshall Space Flight Center's former Neutral Buoyancy Lab? An engineering mockup for a node?

Fra Mauro

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From: Bethpage, N.Y.
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 02-17-2014 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is certainly a different way to see aerospace items! It's almost like looking at a crash site at times.

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