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Mayor enthralled by secrets of science museum
10:00am Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in News
SEEING historical documents was an out of this world experience for the mayor when he visited the Science Museum.
Mick Bray visited the library and archive at the museum in Wroughton last week.
He said he had found the visit fascinating.
“It was so interesting to see what they had there. They had a copy of a log from the first flight to the moon with all the signatures from the crew,” he said.
“I also saw books from the 1500s, most in Latin.”
The Science Museum archives include Charles Babbage’s notes and drawings re-calculating engines, letters from Sir Humphry Davy, and an Apollo 11 Flight Plan signed by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin “I would recommend people go, it is well worth a visit,” he said. “You have to make an appointment to go there, but it is a great place for schools to visit, it is part of history.”
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