Kennedy Space Center Tour

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  1. quagmire, Nov 6, 2011
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    quagmire macrumors 603

    quagmire

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    I just got back from NASA's newest tour, KSC Up Close where you get to go inside the VAB which a visitor was not allowed to do since 1978. It was an awesome experience. :)

    Inside the VAB.

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    The transfer area to High Bay 1 and 3 which were modified for mating the Shuttle to the ET and SRB's( High Bay 2 and 4 are still in their Saturn V state used for storage).

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    Endeavour being stored in High Bay 4. Almost feel a bit complete since I saw her last launch and I get to see her up close.....

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    The new service tower and mobile launcher platform for Constellation and assume the new SLS.

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    OPF-1( currently housing Discovery) and OPF-2( currently housing Atlantis)

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    Crawlers.

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    LC-39A( interesting fact I learned is that the FSS are the LUT's used for the Saturn V being repurposed. I thought it was a ground up new structure and the LUT's were scrapped).

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    LC-39B

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    First stage of the Saturn V.

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    Second Stage.

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    Third Stage.

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    Top of the Saturn V.

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  2. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    In Florida, right?
    Went there back in August 2010 to Cape Canaveral. I didn't know you could go into the VAB. That's freaking awesome, yo.
     
  3. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Really awesome.

    What did you use to take these shots?
     
  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    That is sweet. We tried to do the Cape C. Tour, but something was going on at the time, don't remember what, but it was closed to visitors. We were bummed!

    Pretty freaking cool though! You have some pretty cool shots in this batch to boot!
     
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    I went to Cape Canaveral about 4 years ago; wish I could've gone into the VAB. Had I known they were going to launch a shuttle while I was there, I would have went CC that day, instead of going to Disney World. I missed the launch by a day.
     
  6. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah, in FL. You couldn't go in the VAB until this past week when this tour started.

    My iPhone 4. Didn't feel like lugging my Nikon D60 around.
     
  7. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Wow - still back on the original iPhone for me (ha, ha) - 4 or 4s?

    I guess the best camera IS the one that's with you.... ;)
     
  8. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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