Friday, June 5, 2009

Hackers leave lunar lander on MIT Dome

Photo by Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Hackers placed a half-scale model of the Apollo 11 “Eagle” Lunar Module on top of the Great Dome on May 17, in advance of the 40th Anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

"After Facilities staff removed the lander, hackers bequeathed it to the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics as a prop for events celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, said David M. Barber, MIT’s hack-removal czar.

The donation came after Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. ScD ’63 saw the hack and mentioned to the department that he liked it, Barber said.

Barber said he didn’t know of any other hacks that had ever been given to an MIT department. Many are donated to the MIT Museum."

The Article is HERE.