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posted 10-15-2015 08:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred Haise and the great folks at the Infinity Science Center have teamed up with Kickstarter and launched a 30-day campaign to raise funds for a final resting location and preservation efforts needed to save the Saturn V first stage currently located at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

The project is the move the first stage from its current location to its new home located at the Infinity Science Center, a NASA visitor center, located just down the road from the Stennis Space Center in Pearlington, Mississippi.

Any help to preserve this national treasure would be greatly appreciated. You can find more information regarding this Kickstarter campaign here.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 10-16-2015 12:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'Back the Booster': Museum crowdfunding move of final Saturn V rocket stage

Forty-five years ago Friday (Oct. 16), NASA's last-ever Saturn V rocket stage arrived back at its birthplace.

The 138-foot-long (42 m) S-IC first stage, which served as the engine-tipped "business end" of the three-stage Apollo moon booster, was shipped by river barge to the Michoud Assembly Facility outside of New Orleans after being test fired at the Mississippi Test Facility (now Stennis Space Center) for a final time. Originally built to launch Apollo 19 to the moon, the mission was canceled and the stage was deemed no longer needed.

Now, on the anniversary of its arrival home, a new mission is underway to return the S-IC stage to Stennis, where it will undergo conservation and be put on public display by the INFINITY Science Center. The museum, which is also the visitor center for Stennis, has now launched "Back the Booster," a Kickstarter project to crowdfund the $500,000 needed to move the S-IC back to Mississippi.

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