Massive rocket booster arrives at Mississippi space museum

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Posted: Jun 21, 2016 12:43 PM
Massive rocket booster arrives at Mississippi space museum

A massive rocket booster that never made it into space has instead made its way to Mississippi's Infinity Science Center.

The rocket booster arrived at the center Tuesday after a carefully orchestrated move from New Orleans that took days.

The rocket booster was part of the Saturn V rocket used to support the Apollo program.

This particular piece of equipment was intended for the Apollo 19 moon trip that was canceled.

Instead it sat at a facility in New Orleans.

To get to Mississippi, the booster rocket was loaded onto a barge and traveled via canal to the Pearl River, where it was floated to the Stennis Space Center and then transported by road to the science center.

A spokeswoman for the center, Mary Douglas, said the trip went smoothly.