Amid numerous reports of problems at the Old Rhinebeck
Aerodrome, a new story hitting the wires further indicates that
things are in some turmoil at the much vaunted aero-historical
Christopher Rogine, 48, a volunteer at the Old Rhinebeck flight
facility for many years, is being criminally charged with
possession of stolen property after he attempted to sell an Apollo
Command Module recovery parachute on eBay last month.
The eBay description noted that, "The condition is in perfect
(sic). No rips, tears or discoloring. Have packaging paperwork. It
has been confirmed that this is the main parachute of that historic
mission 30 years ago."
Rogine claimed to have had legal possession of the chute for over
20 years, having allegedly been given the property by the
First Color Photos Sent From Columbia Memorial Station
in Gusev Crater
The Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has captured its first
color image of Mars. It is the highest resolution picture ever
taken of another planet.
NASA Administrator Sean
O'Keefe has announced plans to name the landing site of the Mars
Spirit Rover in honor of the astronauts who died in the tragic
accident of the Space Shuttle Columbia in February. The area in the
vast flatland of the Gusev Crater where Spirit landed this weekend
will be called the Columbia Memorial Station.
Since its historic landing, Spi