The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex temporarily exhibited one of the side boosters from the SpaceX Falcon Heavy test flight, which first flew on the CRS-9 International Space Station resupply mission and then flew again for a second time on Falcon Heavy. Both flights saw the booster landing at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Here the Octaweb of Merlin engines can be seen at the base of the rocket, which is heavily charred from its launch, […]
A NASA television helicopter, partially obscured by a Mercury-Redstone standing in the Rocket Garden, makes a couple of passes over the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This was seen on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, while waiting for the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch.
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 […]
Heroes and Legends at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex remembers the efforts of early space pioneers from the Mercury and Gemini programs. The grand opening on 11 November 2016 brought out many living heroes and legends from the Astronaut Hall of Fame to take part in opening this major new edition to the Visitor Complex. The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is part of Heroes and Legends and honors astronauts from all of NASA’s space flight programs. People begin gathering […]
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Future’s past and present meet at the Apollo Saturn V Center where resides one of the last Saturn V rockets. This rocket never flew due to budget cuts ending the Apollo Program early. As a consequence, the large Moon rocket took on a new life as a display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
Looking forward over the port wing toward the front of the Atlantis. The open payload bay door overhangs the wing. Atlantis is on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
The Boeing Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner pressure vessel is on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The pressure vessel is the primary structure that protects astronauts and cargo riding inside the spacecraft. The pressure vessel resides inside the spacecraft’s outer aerodynamic design and provides the skeleton of the crew module for the spacecraft. Amazing that up to seven people will be inside the pressure vessel as the spacecraft launches atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket […]
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This Grackle trumpets his success at maneuvering around all the anti-bird devices strung around the perimeter to land amidst the bright retro-chic furniture in the outdoor dining area of the Rocket Garden Cafe at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Too bad it was too early in the morning for him to take advantage of any handouts since the place was deserted.