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Old 09-20-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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We love the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and one of our favorite things there is the Apollo Mobile Quarantine Facility, one of the Airstreams used to house astronauts returning from the moon to ward off contamination from possible moon germs. Be sure to go see it, it is absolutely worth it! It has even more bunks than our Stream, and it is REALLY cool. I tried to convince my husband to try to make a rolling copy of it, but he declined. Has anyone else seen it? I will upload pics as soon as I can. Here is an article about it. It is TOTALLY worth seeing and the Space and Rocket Center has a great little campground right there onsite! The backstory is fascinating-- check it out!

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Old 09-20-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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There's a thread here with some pictures of another MQF unit in Smithsonian Air & Space Museum at Dulles Airport in Virginia. That one housed the Apollo 11 Astronauts when they were recoered on Hornet... NASA STILL used Airstream Motohome converted to transporter van to drive astronauts to the Space Shuttle in FL through last flight of the shuttle... They are very cool old "trailers..."

>> And Dick Cheney had several Airstreams modified for use inside C-17 or C-5A transports when visiting combat zones, and they are still being used today as VIP quarters for dignitaries traveling in military transport aircraft.. (no wheels - loaded on skids into cargo area of aircraft and hooked up to power and water...)
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Cool! Have you seen the one in Huntsville? It is really amazing!
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Do you mean this beauty???

Went through Huntsville a couple years ago and had a great day going all around the Space and Rocket Center.
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