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Search4 June 11 2013 07:29 PM

Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
It's been a very busy two months... Galileo is coming along very well. Pictures below.

Galileo restoration will be complete shortly. There will be an unveiling in New Jersey.

Best yet, my wife and I are donating her to Space Center Houston, NASA's Visitor Center and their dedication is scheduled for July 31, 2013.

Early April:
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18f8ba99.jpg

Mid April:
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/...ps509c536e.jpg
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/...ps48bf1b12.jpg

Rear impulse deck: late April
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/...ps50ffa4da.jpg

Completed inside:
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/...ps34906b46.jpg

Space.com Visit:
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6d317cb8.jpg
Spocks' busy box - thanks Will!!!
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/...ps46479e9d.jpg

Fiberglassing:
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/...pse1814852.jpg
Nacelle caps!!
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8181cb0d.jpg

beamMe June 11 2013 08:21 PM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
The little TOS-fan in me just geeked a little. :)

Mario de Monti June 12 2013 09:07 AM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
Oh, WOW!! Now thatīs definately a classic worth restoring - great work :techman: And to donate it to NASA, so that everyone can enjoy and appreciate it calls for a huge round of applause :techman::techman:

Kirk1980 June 12 2013 11:16 AM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
Beautiful work. Glad to see this massive prop being respected and loved and brought back to the way it was*

*looking at you, Smithsonian Enterprise!

ZapBrannigan June 12 2013 12:54 PM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
Quote:

Search4 wrote: (Post 8233429)
Best yet, my wife and I are donating her to Space Center Houston, NASA's Visitor Center and their dedication is scheduled for July 31, 2013.


Please tell us they're going to keep it indoors and not out in the parking lot, because we've seen that movie before. :)

Forbin June 12 2013 02:38 PM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
Fantastic job! Thank you, guys, for doing this.

Search4 June 12 2013 04:22 PM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
Thanks for the kind words.

Indoors - of course.

Gary7 June 13 2013 05:21 AM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
It's looking absolutely AMAZING! I really think it'll look better than the original ever did, partly because of modern materials but also because of the extra care given with a lot more time allotted. It's still rather incredible how great the original prop turned out given all of the constraints.

MarsWeeps June 20 2013 11:34 AM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
I imagine Galileo is pretty closed to being finished by now....it's like the calm before the storm!

trekkier June 21 2013 04:29 AM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
The unveiling is this weekend, does anybody know where theyre having it?

Forbin June 21 2013 12:51 PM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
All I know is "in New Jersey."

feek61 June 21 2013 03:41 PM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
I can tell you that she is beautiful!!!!

I'm sure 1000's of photos will be flooding the net after this weekend :)

Admiral Buzzkill June 21 2013 03:43 PM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
Just awesome.

MarsWeeps June 22 2013 05:11 PM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
Quote:

feek61 wrote: (Post 8279926)
I can tell you that she is beautiful!!!!

I'm sure 1000's of photos will be flooding the net after this weekend :)

I'd be satisfied for 10, right this minute!! :)

MarsWeeps June 22 2013 11:12 PM

Re: Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013
 
There are some pics from somebody's (John Moffett) Flickr stream available at the Trekweb site. Everyone is jam packed inside the building where it was refinished so it's hard to see the entire shuttle but what I see looks great.

Hopefully they will wheel her out in the parking lot where better pics can be taken.

Link deleted...looks like the pics are now private. Well, at least I got a chance to see the restoration...hope to see official pictures soon!


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