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Astroland Rocket Ship Looking For New Home

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The Coney Island History Project is looking for a new home for Astroland's famed Rocket Ship.

The group says a museum, park, or other public venue would be ideal, but they are open to other ideas.

The rocket debuted in 1962 as the first ride at Astroland. The 26-seat ride simulates the feeling of being in outer space.

The Rocket Ship has been sealed shut for 35 years and currently sits atop the boardwalk hamburger/hot dog stand. Owners say they cannot find a way to store it.

Astroland must vacate the property by January 31st.

Those who know of a good home for the rocket are asked to e-mail Lois Colin at lscastroland@aol.com.

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