Friday, September 3, 2010

Kennedy Space Center

20100828 131“The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the U.S. government installation that manages and operates America's astronaut launch facilities. Serving as the base for the country's three space shuttles, the NASA field center also conducts unmanned civilian launches from adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (operated by the 45th Space Wing). KSC has been the launch site for every U.S. human space flight since December 1968. Its iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) is the fourth-largest structure in the world by volume[1] and was the largest when completed in 1965.”


20100828 136The view from the Kennedy Space Center lookout tower towards the Vehicle Assembly Building with the Crawlerway stretching to the right towards Pads 39A and 39B.

20100828 140 The crawlerway splits, heading left to Pad 39B and right to Pad 39A.

20100828 142 Launch Pad 39B.

20100828 151

20100828 154 Saturn V First Stage Rocket


20100828 175 Saturn V Second Stage Rocket

20100828 184

20100828 178Apollo Service Module (left) and Command Module (right).


20100828 192 The Apollo 14 Command Module.


20100828 195 20100828 242 Inside a replica of the Space Shuttle cargo bay.

No comments:

Post a Comment