The Mothership that will be on display at the museum will not be the original prop, which debuted during the funk band's 1976 tour, but instead a 1,200-pound aluminum replica that was built in the mid-Nineties. The original ship was dumped off in a Maryland junkyard in 1982 by the group's management company when faced with enormous debts. Though the Smithsonian attempted to acquire the original, no trace could be found.
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- National Museum of African American History and Culture