While I was out today, a voicemail came in from a General Dynamics Export Control Compliance guy at NASA/KSC. Wanted to have a chat with me about my web page here:http://www.up-ship.com/drawndoc/drawndocspace.htm
Didn't leave details, and by the time I heard the message, he had long since left for the weekend. So I get to wait until Monday, I suppose.
So I did the obvious thing... looked at that page to see what was on there that might be ITAR-problematic. I don't see nuthin' but mostly Saturn stuff, with a bit of Shuttle and Dyna Soar. I figured maybe he got the wrong page, and instead meant this page:http://www.up-ship.com/drawndoc/drawndocair.htm
That, at least, has some Convair nuclear powered aircraft stuff. Figured that must be it, the guy being from General Dynamics and all.
But then I got this message from a contact who worked at KSC:
"However, just before we left KSC, a guy from the NASA Export Control Office (which is run by some contractor, maybe Analex?) came by our office on an "inspection" and told us we had to take down all the Saturn V drawings we had around ... now, these were just old NAA public relation drawings, plus a few commercially-purchased posters showing the Saturn V internals in very rough detail. He said they were all covered by ITAR and therefore had to be locked up! We kept telling him some were purchased at the Visitor Center Gift Shop, but he did not care. He ended up coming around with an armed security cop until we took them down and shredded them."
WTF??? Saturn V is under ITAR control? Has anyone told David Weeks?