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Offline Mr Atoz

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Old ships and Spaceships
« on: May 30, 2013, 01:16:15 am »
 Just a few photos of the local attractions around where I live. http://www.flickr.com/photos/45155364@N08/sets/ The following links describe in more detail about these points of interest http://www.americanunderseawarfarecenter.com/  http://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/home/index.html
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Offline wolf 359

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Re: Old ships and Spaceships
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 11:28:38 am »
Nice adam thanks for the post.

Offline Mr Atoz

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Re: Old ships and Spaceships
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 07:27:08 pm »
 My pleasure,Dave!  :) It was good to see the Saturn 5 finally restored and protected from the elements.It was deteriorating badly in our climate here. I've visited Johnson Space center many times since the late eighties and there were drastic changes to the visitor's center.It used to be free of charge and decent if austere displays.It was self guided for most of the buildings with mission control being the only guided tour.
  Today it charges a fee with the entire facility guided via a tram.The visitors center is more expansive with many of the outside relics inside.The center is more comfortable.The only downside is that there is children's entertainment which detracts from the experience.It is good to keep the kids occupied though. ;) Fortunately, the main exhibits are separated from the playground! 
  The Lone Star Flight Museum was a frequent destination my Dad and I really enjoyed over the years.It took a severe hit from Hurricane Ike in 2008 and never fully recovered.Some of the rare aircraft were badly damaged or destroyed in the ensuing floods.The museum will be moved to Ellington Field by next year with newer facilities.As for the submarine Cavala and destroyer U.S.S. Stewart,those are ongoing restoration projects.These are still a lot of fun to visit!
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Re: Old ships and Spaceships
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 08:56:24 pm »
Not exactly the same, but I've been to the TITAN II missile museum in Arizona a couple of times. They have a gutted TITAN II in the silo. One of the silo doors has been removed and replaced with a glass dome. The tour takes you through the whole bunker. Very eerie feeling, I can't imagine what it was like to live down there.

http://www.titanmissilemuseum.org/


Offline Mr Atoz

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Re: Old ships and Spaceships
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 10:29:45 am »
  That's one mean looking missile! Pretty cool web site though.I can imagine the uneasiness of visiting a place meant for massive destruction.Hard to believe how long the cold war lasted.
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