Sunday, August 23, 2009

Post #2 (please read in order!)

This is the facility that has the "clean rooms" for working on space equipment and the astronauts living quarters before they leave - they were there already but obviously we couldn't see them.

This is a very hot "me" at the KSC - I think that's the space shuttle in the background....

This is the very tall, 5 football fields in size one story (seriously!) bldg that they assemble the rockets and space shuttle in. Fyi - to get the shuttle out - they open the bottom 3 doors --- the new Aires Rocket that'll be the next thing to go to space --- they open ALL doors and have 6' clearance!!!!!'

This is the "crawler" that moves all the shuttles, rockets etc from the above bldg to the rocket pad. It moves at .9 mph and is self leveling w/in 1/8 of an inch and can put the rocket on the right spot w/in 1/8 of an inch. Each tread on the crawler weighs 1 million pounds!!!!!!!
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