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   xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jul 19 12:19 AM

July 19, 2009: Trailer trashed

The modified Airsteam trailer used to quarantine the Apollo 12 crew, aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, when they returned from the Moon, was thought to have been destroyed in a forest fire after being given to the Georgia Department of Forestry for use as a portable command center for the wildland firefighters.



Well it twern't.



Quote:
Dr. Paul Johnson, the newly appointed supervisor for the Aquatic Biodiversity Center at the Alabama Department of Conservation, was assessing the West Alabama fish hatchery, when he saw what appeared to be an Airstream travel trailer without wheels.

A space enthusiast, Johnson had visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center when the Apollo 11 MQF was on loan to the Huntsville facility before the Smithsonian moved it to the Udvar-Hazy Center. On closer examination, Johnson was stunned to find what he believed to be an authentic space artifact.
They're planning on spending 100 grand to restore it for display.

Quote:
"What kind of find is it? It's like finding a Rembrandt in a yard sale. There aren't going to be any more of these," said Al Whitaker, Space Center spokesman.
link

better link but PDF


Warren Peas  Sunday Jul 19 12:27 AM

c'mon folks we all know the lunar landing was at best advanced photo shopping, like how far are we going to carry this farce.



diminished  Sunday Jul 19 01:46 AM

100k to restore it?

I'll stick some wheels back on there for 50k...and then enjoy the 49.9k profit I made on the deal.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jul 19 01:52 AM

No wheels, it's never had them.



ZenGum  Sunday Jul 19 03:49 AM

Yeah, [snort] they don't have roads in space. silly. :p



capnhowdy  Sunday Jul 19 09:37 AM

...or Airstreams either.



ZenGum  Sunday Jul 19 10:46 AM

Imagine towing that thing behind Apollo 11. How did they manage?



dar512  Sunday Jul 19 01:31 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Imagine towing that thing behind Apollo 11. How did they manage?
A specially made hitch. More info on wiki.


Medic63  Sunday Jul 19 02:36 PM

Ha ha



spudcon  Sunday Jul 19 03:56 PM

Wow Dar, that's an amazing trailer hitch. Thanks for the info.



Shawnee123  Sunday Jul 19 08:24 PM

I've never seen anything quite like it.



ZenGum  Sunday Jul 19 10:00 PM

I'm at work, there's no way I am clicking on that from here. Now I just have to go mad wondering until I get home.



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jul 19 10:02 PM

It's a shame you have to wait, you really deserve to see it.



lumberjim  Sunday Jul 19 10:12 PM

I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling. That is one link I'm glad i clicked.



JuancoRocks  Monday Jul 20 01:48 AM

.......Ouch! That cuts deep.......



capnhowdy  Monday Jul 20 07:54 AM

Yep. Just when you think you've seen it all.



Kolohe  Monday Jul 20 08:09 AM

According to some, the whole Lunar landing thing was full of hitches.



ZenGum  Monday Jul 20 08:56 AM

OMG how is that even anatomically possible?


Wow.


Howdy Kolohe



Gravdigr  Monday Jul 20 05:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by dar512 View Post
A specially made hitch. More info on wiki.
Oh, I just hate those damn hitches!!


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