June 18, 2004
Giant Under Glass

Slashdot linked up this Reuters piece that details efforts to preserve the last remaining Saturn V rock on "open air" display. Good to see this final vehicle will at last be protected from the elements.

And how's this for a heartbreaking comment:

I worked at the Johnson Space Center for two years, back in 1976-1978, and I was there when they brought in the Saturn V.

This was actual flight hardware that was supposed to have gone to the moon for the Apollo 18 mission. When they brought it in, it still had red "Remove before flight" tags hanging from various places.

I am ... really annoyed, saddened, and angry that NASA has let this vehicle rot away.

Me too, bud, me too.

Posted by scott at June 18, 2004 08:34 AM

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