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 […]
The new Heroes and Legends exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) melds the old U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, which originally was its own facility six miles to the west of KSCVC, with the history of early spaceflight exhibit that used to be onsite at the Visitor Complex. The new exhibit displays artifacts from the Mercury and Gemini programs along with pop culture visions of spaceflight side-by-side with dramatic, high tech 3-D simulations of early space flight […]
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A Saturn 1B rocket of a type that flew from 1966 to 1975 reclines on its side in the Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. This view is from the rear showing the cluster of engines used by its first stage booster. A Saturn 1B carried Apollo 7 into orbit on the first manned test of the Apollo spacecraft that would later take astronauts to the Moon. Other notable launches carried out by the Saturn 1B include […]
The rockets in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Rocket Garden reflected in the glass front of the Dr. Kurt H. Debus Conference Facility.
The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) still sits on the ground at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after high winds aloft scrubbed today’s launch attempt. This is the second delay after a faulty range radar called off the first launch attempt on Sunday. Here is an image from Sunday taken at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex of the Orion spacecraft replica with the Rocket Garden towering overhead nearby while waiting for DSCOVR to launch.