Saturn V

Saturn V
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Residents from across the nation are donating money to help refurbish a giant rocket in Huntsville.

The rocket is the only standing replica of the Saturn V rocket that took men to the moon Al.com reported.

It is being overhauled at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in the northern Alabama city. The museum is cleaning up the towering rocket for the July celebration of the first moon landing 50 years ago.

The project is expected to cost about $1.3 million. To help pay for it, the museum began a $250,000 fundraising campaign last month.