Galileo Restoration Update - April / May 2013

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Search4, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Search4

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    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:
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    Rear impulse deck: late April
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    Completed inside:
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    Space.com Visit:
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    Spocks' busy box - thanks Will!!!
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    Fiberglassing:
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    Nacelle caps!!
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  2. beamMe

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    The little TOS-fan in me just geeked a little. :)
     
  3. Mario de Monti

    Mario de Monti Captain Captain

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    Oh, WOW!! Now that´s 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:
     
  4. Kirk1980

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    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!
     
  5. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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

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    Fantastic job! Thank you, guys, for doing this.
     
  7. Search4

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    Thanks for the kind words.

    Indoors - of course.
     
  8. Gary7

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    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.
     
  9. MarsWeeps

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    I imagine Galileo is pretty closed to being finished by now....it's like the calm before the storm!
     
  10. trekkier

    trekkier Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The unveiling is this weekend, does anybody know where theyre having it?
     
  11. Forbin

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    All I know is "in New Jersey."
     
  12. feek61

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    I can tell you that she is beautiful!!!!

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

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Just awesome.
     
  14. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

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

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    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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  16. NCC1701MF

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