Vehicle Assembly Building

2009 Kennedy Space Center Visit


Various pieces of space hardware and infrastructure at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Launch Mount


Launch Mount


Abandon in Place (detail)


Abandon in Place

05 Aug 2009 75
If you've ever wondered where that phrase entered the popular lexicon, more likely than not it was because of this stencil which has become the epitaph of LC-34 and the Apollo program generally.

Plaque

05 Aug 2009 86
Memorial plaque on one of the legs of the LC-34 launch mount, dedicated to the Apollo 1 crew.

SRB Pieces

05 Aug 2009 31
Nose cones and skirt assemblies for SRBs, at the recovery facility at Cape Canaveral.

Mystery Building

05 Aug 2009 23
Under construction. Looked spooky.

Mercury Redstone

05 Aug 2009 59
A Redstone rocket with a Mercury capsule on top.

Plaque

05 Aug 2009 59
Commemorating Alan Shepard's Mercury suborbital flight.

Blockhouse Door


Gantry

05 Aug 2009 63
Segments of the gantry from (I think) LC-26, in storage in a parking lot at the Air Force rocket park.

Rocket Park

05 Aug 2009 53
The Air Force rocket park, with LC-17 in the background.

Gantry

05 Aug 2009 61
One of the launch gantries preserved at the Air Force rocket park near LC-17

Gantry

05 Aug 2009 47
One of the launch gantries preserved at the Air Force rocket park near LC-17

Messy Missile

05 Aug 2009 34
Not sure what this is - possibly an early ICBM version of the Titan.

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