Discarded Space History Being Used Again

North Hollywood junkyard: one giant heap for mankind, LA Times

"Jonathan Goff, a 26-year-old rocket engineer, climbed atop a mound of titanium spheres once used to store highly explosive liquid oxygen rocket fuel and scanned the area for used rocket parts. "This is definitely a cool place," he said. For almost five decades, Norton Sales Inc. in North Hollywood has been collecting the nuts, bolts and heat exchangers from the rockets that helped American astronauts shrug off the steely embrace of gravity. This is where the bits and pieces of America's space program came to die."

Editor's note: Its great to see that some people actually try to use this engineering legacy - one taxpayers poured an enormous amount of money into - instead of buying these artifacts as props for their den (or their garage) - where they can serve no future purpose.

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