Mission Control

By CaroleS
Another batch from our visit to Florida and the Kennedy Space Center.

V1 is mission control (the low long building) which has to be sited 5 miles away from the launch pad in case of fuel explosion,
V2 is the Vehicle Assembly Building where work is going on at present on the Space Launch System, an advanced heavy lift launch vehicle system to facilitate the transportation of crew and cargo to the International Space Station. The flag is the size of an American football pitch and each star is 6ft across.
V3 is the crawler designed to transport the shuttle to the launch pad
V4 is the tower support that sits on the base
V5 is the crawler track which they are at present upgrading to facilitate the heavier weighted rockets
V6 is the launch pad

Tags: General Landscape and travel Kennedy space center

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
29 Jun 2013 4:18PM
Great and informative photos thanx Carole !

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LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 4:19PM
Wow, how cool is this set?
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
29 Jun 2013 4:22PM
A well documented set of the buildings and launch apparatus, Carole.
29 Jun 2013 4:24PM
Interesting set
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 4:25PM
Wonderful photo journalism and I admire your understanding of the whole set up.
Glad you got such a lovely sky to highlight the various buildings and launch pads etc.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 4:36PM
Quite impressive Carol

You would never believe that so much power is unleashed on the area

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
29 Jun 2013 4:45PM
Great shots Carole. Seeing all these constructions helps with the understanding of the complexity of things going on at the site.GrinGrinGrin
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2013 5:14PM
fantastic set carole v3 for me today a belter nice one Wink
7 10 10 England
29 Jun 2013 5:19PM
Very good reportage Carole - and good photography too.Smile
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
29 Jun 2013 5:39PM
Another set of utterly excellent views...and how cool is V3???

Thanks so much for sharing these with us. Not views you'd see often, if at all!

29 Jun 2013 5:50PM
An Eye opener of a set Carole, well compulated.

John Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
29 Jun 2013 5:58PM
A fascinating set, Carole, well captured. Carol
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
29 Jun 2013 6:10PM
Another interesting set Carole.

mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
29 Jun 2013 7:46PM
I think this facility is a complete waste of money Carole.
Don't they know that there are aliens about who abduct you into space for free ?
I have been abducted only once however.
They got sick of my story telling and threw me back to earth !!
Good set.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Jun 2013 11:22PM
Mick, I know why you left the aliens, there was no rust on board!
great report Carole Smile
30 Jun 2013 7:24AM
Wow, a true indication that size DOES matter Carole.
Great set.

John Smile
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
30 Jun 2013 7:45AM
Nice documentation.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
30 Jun 2013 9:32AM
A good documentary serie

30 Jun 2013 11:08AM
well documented Carole boys and their toys on a grand scale

ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2013 10:03AM
Any one around in the 60's just wanted to work there..
Well most boys...
The moon was the place to go...


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