Altoona, Iowa: Retro Rocket Ship

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Address:
3rd Ave. SE, Altoona, IA
Directions:
East side of downtown, in Haines Park. The rocket is on the east side of 3rd Ave. SE, midway between 8th St. SE and 6th St. SE. Follow the sidewalk into the park; it leads straight to the rocket.
Admission:
Free
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Retro Rocket Ship
Surfaced with reflective metal, 25 feet tall, with pulp sci-fi-styled fins and nose. Built by steamfitter/artist John Brommel in 2015. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/08/2020]

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Plaque to Apollo's Unsung Hero, Dr. John C. Houbolt.

Retro Rocket Ship

The plaque in front is a tribute to Altoona, Iowa native Dr. John C Houbolt, who was key to the Apollo missions to the moon.

[Nat Collins, 09/08/2020]

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