posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:03 AM
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.
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
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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[edit on 6/17/2004 by illimey]
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