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