- Jan 28, 2009
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- Meridian, ID
I'm pretty sure all of the static displays in and around Cape Canaveral are maintained by volunteers.This is unfortunate. We should not fix the display- government spends too much money already. If the building are used fix them- if not knock them down.
According to wiki there were only two static displays one at CCAFS and one at Wright Patterson in the museum. There is also an unmarked booster rocket on display elsewhere in Florida.I think there are static survivors elsewhere. Looks like it would be a major restoration effort more than volunteers could handle. Kurt
Interesting. Might have had some corrosion issues over time, weakening the structure, and the last storm was basically the straw that broke the Navaho.On the Space Hipsters group on Facebook, I think it was Jim Banke wh osaid that *IF* it can be repaired, there's a group that would raise the $ to do it (Tried to find the post but could not). But if so, it's gotta be displayed indoors, no sense letting a future hurricane attack it.
The pic below indicates the Navaho did not "fall off" from the stand that it was attached to. The booster rocket broke apart, the lower section with two fins is still firmly attached to the stand.
* - "The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Museum Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community-based organization that exists to support the Air Force Space and Missile Museum operation at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida."Wearing my hat as secretary of the Air Force Space and Missile Museum Foundation*:
I'm pleased to share an update with you on the status of the Navaho missile display, which was all but destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. It will not be scrapped. The 45th Space Wing fully intends to repair and restore the rocket for public display.
But that's all I know right now. It's simply too early to discuss cost, timing, fundraising, etc. If you've been anxious to start an online fundraiser or write a check, please be patient. It will be several weeks, if not months, before we'll have all the details in place and ready to publicly solicit your help.