NASA to fly museum pieces
Feb 19, 1999
Strict cutbacks in the space shuttle programme has forced NASA to ask an American museum to return spare parts that the space agency donated 11 years ago. The full-size mock-up of the space shuttle at the Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, contains the original forward assemblies of NASA's solid rocket boosters. According to a spokesman for the museum, United Space Alliance, a NASA contractor, hopes to save 'millions of dollars' in production costs by using the display equipment.