Kennedy Space Center

  • Saturn 5 Rocket Base

    The business end of a decomissioned Saturn 5. Walking the length of this rocket takes minutes! 20 tons of fuel per minute would flow through here.

  • Seaside Bunker

    Looking out into the Atlantic, one of the main launch platforms would have been behind me. According to our guide this little bunker was used to house sensitive equipment for detecting electricity in the air, as lightning is a grave threat to launches.

  • Vehicle Assembly Plant

    This building is where every NASA space vehicle is assembled. Again, the picture does no justice to the height of this building.

  • Crawler

    One of NASA's two land crawlers, currently being outfitted for SpaceX missions.

  • Apollo Guidelines

    A list of mission status and abort codes from the Apollo era. View full size to read it.

Last November, I had the opportunity to visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, while visiting relatives living in the area.