Sat Truck Finds Home At Newseum

John McCaslin also reports today that the rising Newseum on Penn. Ave. is continuing apace and now is home to its first artifact:

“A heavy crane today will lower the first large artifact into the Newseum’s soon-to-open new site on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Capitol Hill. ‘It’s a CONUS 1 satellite news-gathering truck and it will be part of an exhibit that will help visitors understand how technology has an impact on the speed of news,’ Newseum spokesman Mike Fetters says of the world’s first satellite news-gathering vehicle.

“In fact, the truck is so big it has to be installed now, with the remainder of the building constructed around it. The keys to the truck were presented to Newseum founder Al Neuharth in 2001 by Stanley S. Hubbard, chairman and CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting Inc.”

The Newseum is set to open in 2007.