Planes, Cranes And Rockets
1 x 60'
Cleaning out a hoarder’s attic may not sound like fun, but for Samantha Snell it’s the job of a lifetime. She’s been charged with managing the migration of over 40,000 objects from the creaky, over-filled Smithsonian Institution Garber Facility in Suitland Maryland to the cutting edge Udvar-Hazy Centre in Virginia.
So what makes the job so cool? Paul Garber was no ordinary hoarder and this is no ordinary attic. It’s a gold mine of aviation-related objects and it belongs to the American people. Snell and her team must catalogue, pack, move, unpack and store everything from spacesuits, fighter jets, bombs, and bullets, to boots, buttons, toys, games and movie posters! Most of it hasn’t been touched in over 30 years! They’ve got to figure out how to transport it all safely and once it arrives, organize a system that keeps the objects protected yet accessible for research and study. All this and not a how-to manual in sight!