[FPSPACE] Update on the Skylab Restoration Effort
ljk4 at msn.com
Wed Jun 27 11:14:56 EDT 2007
She's Just Rotting Away
June 27, 2007
The USSRC Skylab Restoration Effort is still on hold. Nothing has been done
7 months to save her. This bit of US space history just keeps rotting away.
The USSRC wants $2,000,000 dollars for a new building before work to save
Skylab can start again. In not much time little will be worth saving. They
move Skylab (the space she sits now will be a parking lot for the new Saturn
Building). The location is TBD.
They taped up the MDA today but the weather covering on the 1st deck has
failed again exposing it to rain, dust, etc. The USSRC is looking for
erect a new Shuttle building (they have the USAF temp shelter to be used if
Orbiter ever had to land after an emergency in an area without facilities,
a TAL) in hopes of getting an orbiter (they have talked about getting for
Enterprise from the National Air and Space Museum in Dulles VA). With 3
Orbiters available in 2.5 years, it's sure one will go to JSC, one will stay
and one will go to the National Air and Space Museum Annex in Dulles VA.
Maybe the chance of an Orbiter is more important than Skylab, maybe not.
We are going to ask the BOD of a major National Technical Society if they
fund the new building. But no promises.
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