50 year old time capsule in Houston reveals space artifacts

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In opening a time capsule from 1966 at a Houston library, workers discovered a flag flown in space by Pete Conrad on Gemini 5, and a model of the Gemini capsule and Titan rocket that launched it.

The capsule unfortunately had gotten water-logged, so that many of the paper items inside were damaged.

I must admit it seems strange to me to open a time capsule when people are still alive (like myself) from the time the capsule was sealed, as the basic purpose of the capsule should be to pass information on to future generations, long after its builders are gone.

One comment

  • Sandra Warren

    I agree that time capsules should be opened at least 50 years later….oh wait….geez, has it been 50 years since 1966?

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