Saturday, August 20, 2011

Florida Space Coast

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Pre-launch preparations on the Atlas Centaur hours before lift-off from launch Complex 36 at Cape Kennedy.  The Centaur launch vehicle will be used to place a soft-landing payload on the moon.

Mock-up of LM (Lunar Module) at the Visitor Inforamation Center.

At Left-NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida
52 story Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB).  This building contains 129 million cubic feet of space and covers 8 acres.  More than 58,000 tons of steel were used in its construction.

At Right-Launch of the APOLLO/SATURN V SPACE VEHICLE form Complex 39 A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida.  At liftoff the 363-foot Launch Vehicle weighed 6,220,025 pounds.  The first-stage engines produced 7,500,000 pounds of thrust & burnt 15 tons of fuel per second.

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