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Late Afternoon In The Rocket Garden


Pointy end up is the motif in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Rocket Garden. In the foreground, the launch abort tower of a reclining Saturn 1B booster juts out protectively over the Apollo Command Module it would haul to safety in the event of a failure during the early part of launch. At bottom left is the pyramid-like mock-up of an Apollo Command Module that visitors can enter for the vicarious thrill of what it must have felt like for the astronauts. Standing tall from left to right are a Gemini-Titan II booster, an Atlas-Agena, a Juno II, and a Mercury-Atlas. Photo taken while waiting for the eventually scrubbed night launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying SBIRS GEO 4.

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