A makeover for the moon rocket

January 31, 2008 5:08:04 AM PST
The moon rocket is getting a makeover. A huge Saturn Five rocket has been renovated and will be dedicated today at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Hunstville, Alabama. The 363-foot-long Saturn Five carried American astronauts to the moon nearly four decades ago. Workers had to clear out raccoons, birds and opossums that were living inside the rocket before the renovation could begin. One of the original moon project workers says the Saturn looks brand new. The rocket's renovation is the cornerstone of a 23-plus million dollar project to preserve the rocket and expand the state-owned museum.