Range Tracking

Remembering Thor-Able

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A Thor-Able rocket, renamed Delta in 1960 making it the forerunner of the advanced Delta rocket designs flying today, stands atop old Launch Complex 26 as part of an outdoor museum exhibit tracing the early years of the space program at the Cape. Complex 26 and neighboring Complex 5/6 are currently part of the Air Force Missile and Space Museum at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The plumbing fixture is one of two deluge water cannons behind five foot protective walls used to douse the launch pad to minimize the flame damage to the pad during and after the rocket lifts off.

View more photos from my tours of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at http://www.lunarcabin.com/Space_Notes/Space_6/space_notes_6_1.html

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