A flock of vultures soar near the mock life-size External Tank and Solid Rocket Boosters on display in front of the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at sunset.
A piece of Space Shuttle history sits in the overgrown grass of a NASA junkyard at Kennedy Space Center. This is the External Tank Gaseous Oxygen Vent Arm, or more popularly called the “beanie cap”, that used to sit atop Launch Complex 39A and used for all the Space Shuttle launches from that pad. LC-39A is undergoing major modifications to prepare it for launching the SpaceX Falcon 9 Heavy rocket so this piece of equipment is no longer needed at […]
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