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Saturn V Restoration (August 2005) Gallery


One of the signs on the fence at the aft end of the S-IC. It reads

Saturn V Restoration Project

Restoration of the Saturn V 500F, which is a National Historic Landmark and National Mechanical Engineering Landmark, began in June and is expected to be completed by early September.

The work on the Saturn V 500F moon rocket is being done by Conservation Solutions, Inc., which also did restoration work on the Saturn V rocket at the Johnson Space Center.

Restoration of the Huntsville Saturn V will include

  • Cleaning the three stages of the 363-foot rocket
  • Cleaning and removing the engines
  • Repairing damage to the rocket caused by more than 30 years of exposure to weather
  • Recoating all original stages

Once the restoration work is completed, the rocket will be moved into a facility that will be built in front of the Marriott Hotel, which is located on the east side of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center property.

At the time this sign was created (and this picture taken), the plan was to have a temporary building by the Marriott. As announced at the Third Annual Saturn/Apollo Reunion (2006), this plan was subsequently modified to include the permanent building today known as the Davidson Center for Space Exploration.

Time picture taken Sat Aug 27 15:36:37 2005
Location picture taken Rocket Park
US Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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