Apollo moon rocket to get face-lift in Texas

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posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:03 AM
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With many eyes currently focused on NASA after the recent announcements related to future space exploration, it is interesting to note that the nation also has it's eyes firmly fixed on past glories.


"There's a lot of biology growing on there," he said, pointing out streaks of algae staining the rocket's white skin.

Needell said the Smithsonian was preserving the Saturn V because it was one of only three Apollo rockets still in existence and therefore an important artefact of mid-20th century life.


www.reuters.co.uk...

The Smithsonian Institute is planning to spend $4 million in government grants, and is also looking for $750,000 in private donations to assist with the endeavour.

Just how wise is it to spend huge sums of money on relics of the past when we can't even agree on a vision for the future?

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posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:54 AM
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Rembering where you have been is just as important as where you are going.



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:26 AM
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Originally posted by Simcity4Rushour
Rembering where you have been is just as important as where you are going.


Memories can be had for free. 4+ million bucks to clean up a piece of metal seems a bit much...



E_T

posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 04:27 AM
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Originally posted by Simcity4Rushour
Rembering where you have been is just as important as where you are going.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."



posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 01:40 PM
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Memories can be had for free. 4+ million bucks to clean up a piece of metal seems a bit much...


I'd have to agree... Give me one million, and a plane ticket, and I'll frickin' spit shine the damn thing!!!



 
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