[simpits-chat] Mmmm, sexy....

Gene Buckle simpits-chat@simpits.org
Tue, 27 May 2003 11:07:23 -0700 (PDT)

> > I bet the got them from the Smithsonian.  In fact, I bet if you contact
> > someone there (no idea who - you'd have to find out), you could get all
> > the Mercury blueprints on microfilm.  You may have to sign a waiver
> > stating you won't build one to fly. (I know that they stipulate this
> > before releasing WWII fighter prints, no idea about spacecraft)
> >
> > g.
> 	Hmmmmmmmm, there's an idea.................. =O Actually, what's the deal
> with not flying stuff built from their blueprints? Liability?

Pretty much.  Their hope is to keep people with more money than sense from
killing themselves and preventing their entitlement-minded heirs from
suing the museum for not protecting Uncle Doofus from himself.  I could be
wrong though. :)