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Robert Pearlman
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Air Force museum to restore retired rocket

A massive retired military rocket is about to undergo a museum restoration and its curators are now seeking help to ensure it is displayed correctly.

The National Museum of the US Air Force in Dayton, Ohio announced Tuesday (Aug. 26) plans to begin restoring the 18-story-tall Titan 4B space launch vehicle that it's had in its collection since 2005. The towering rocket, which has been stored in gigantic pieces in a World War II era hangar at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be exhibited on its side when placed in the museum's new fourth building, set to open in 2016.

"This is the largest artifact we have ever restored," Greg Hassler, a supervisor in the museum's restoration division, said in a statement. "We've moved all the pieces into our restoration hangars, and now our staff is cataloging parts and planning the best way to tackle this massive project."

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Why didn't it fly?

Robert Pearlman
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A total of 39 Titan IV rockets flew, out of the 41 contracted by the Air Force. The program was retired due to its high cost, delays to its planned payloads and changing needs. The Air Force slowed production of the Titan IV, too, so this one may have been the last in production when the program ended.

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