Space museum repainting Saturn V replica

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Workers are getting ready to repaint one of the tallest structures in Alabama - a full-size model of a Saturn V moon rocket that's on display in Huntsville.

The black-and-white model has stood outside the museum since 1999, and it's showing signs of age. The center's chief executive, Deborah Barnhart, says officials plan to restore it and historic rockets at the attraction. Courtesy: WHNT

Work will start this week repainting the more than 360-foot (109 meter)-tall rocket mock-up outside the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

The black-and-white model has stood outside the museum since 1999, and it's showing signs of age. The center's chief executive, Deborah Barnhart, says officials plan to restore it and historic rockets at the attraction.

The Saturn V model is taller than a football field is long, and Barnhart says officials have to get clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to use a crane for the paint job.

Barnhart says the center is still raising money for the work.



 
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