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Preservation isn’t just for books

CNN has an article about the US Space & Rocket Center’s efforts to restore and preserve a Skylab trainer.
I drive by the USSRC every day on my way to work, and can see the Skylab module among a field of other discarded relics. While it saddens me that the restoration effort has to be solely a volunteer effort, I’m also glad that interested and capable volunteers exist.

I’m a bit of a space program nut, so I follow this kind of thing. But it makes me wonder – what other historical artifacts are rotting away in a field somewhere? Will anyone even know before they disappear entirely?