Cook AST Center Rocket Garden

"They paved paradise and put up a parking lot." - Joni Mitchell

The Cook Arts Science and Technology Center at Navarro College in Corsicana Texas no longer has several historical NASA artifacts and other items on display. Here are photographs of the former items.

panorama of garden


jupiter missile

A Jupiter Missile from the late 50's or early 60's.
For more information about the Jupiter missile visit this web site:
Jupiter IRBM History Website
first stage

The first stage of the missile with rocket engine.

This Jupiter Missile is now at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field in Dallas Texas.


Air Crew Rescue Vehicle

An Air Crew Rescue Vehicle (ACRV) prototype from the Skylab era.

acrv-in acrv in

Inside of the ACRV.


ESA ISS module

A full size mock up of the European Space Agency's Laboratory Module for the International Space Station.

Inside of the ISS ESA module.

The ESA module has been crushed and scrapped!


apollo

apollo

An Apollo boiler plate capsule.
Visit the "Field Guide to American Spacecraft" for more info about Apollo Boilerplates.

mercury

A Mercury boiler plate capsule.
Click here for more info about Mercury Boilerplates.

These boilerplates are now at the Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland, Nebraska


shuttle arm

A mock up of Canada's Space Shuttle Robot Manipulator Arm.

magnet

A magnet from the now defunct SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER PROJECT.


Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got Till it's gone
They paved paradise And put up a parking lot.

OK, so this little rocket garden wasn't exactly paradise, but it will be a parking lot, and that's too bad.