Saturn V replica gets illuminating new look

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If you’ve driven by the Saturn V replica at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center lately, you may have noticed it looks a little different.

That’s because a new lighting system was designed and recently installed just for the rocket. The lights were shown off tonight as the Rocket Center commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 12 mission to the moon.

This new lighting replaces the original system installed in 1999.

Vice President of the Space Center, Schelly Corry, said, “It’s an iconic piece for the city of Huntsville and for visitors and for tourists and anybody that comes here, it’s something that’s going to stand out.”

The new lighting system will be 75% more energy efficient than the old lights on the Saturn V replica.

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