View Single Post
Old February 11 2013, 12:06 AM   #62
Sector 7
Rear Admiral
 
Sector 7's Avatar
 
Location: McCrory/Hitler's Republic of North Carolina
Send a message via AIM to Sector 7
Re: White House Petition to Restore/Preserve and Move the Enterprise M

Petition signature #44.

I remember the first time I saw the Enterprise at the NASM in 1978. It was such a wonderful experience to see her strung in mid-air, in real life! For me, at that moment I realized how important an inspiration Star Trek had been to the US space program. TOS had inspired me to dream about going into space like no other program had before it.

For the above reason, if no other, the Enterprise should be a part of the NASM, rather than relegated to a pop culture museum. Like it or not, TOS was, indeed, an inspiration and public relations tool for NASA and the US space program. Whether the old girl should be in the gift shop or placed in a major display is, in my opinion, a judgement call.

I agree with those who state that it should be 'historically accurate' rather than what some may remember or envision... warts and all, as they say. It was a poor decision to replace original labeling with something else. When I saw the Enterprise at the NASM, I marveled at the level of detail which I could not see on my B&W 13" television. To coin a cliche, "History came alive" that day. This should be the goal of any restoration: historical accuracy.
__________________
“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.” -Pres. Obama
"A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon." -Pres. Clinton
Sector 7 is offline   Reply With Quote