The Apollo Lunar Module Simulator used by the astronauts to practice landings on the Moon while at Kennedy Space Center is now on display at the Saturn V Center at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. For Apollo 11, Commander Neil Armstrong would be standing at the controls at left, while Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin stood at right. Note the small hatch below the control panel through which they would have to crawl through to get in and out […]
A line of people wend their way through Kennedy Space Center’s Saturn V Center to the busses after the Arabsat-6A launch attempt scrub on 10 April 2019. That is an Apollo Saturn V rocket lying on its side overhead with Snoopy and a mockup of an Apollo lunar rover in the foreground.
The Apollo 14 command module Kitty Hawk on display at the Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center. The Kitty Hawk supported Apollo 14 astronauts Commander Alan Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa, and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell on the third Moon landing in 1971.
A leftover Lunar Module designed to ferry two astronauts to a landing on the Moon and then back to their orbiting command ship languishes unused in the Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center. Built for the Moon, the craft became the victim of budget cuts that canceled any more Apollo lunar flights after Apollo 17. Hanging near by is the Apollo 13 mission patch. Their Lunar Module never landed on the Moon, either, but instead was used as a […]
This is a little late but kudos to the U.S. Air Force and Boeing for the successful flight of the unmanned mini-space shuttle X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, which landed safely at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on 17 October 2014 after 674 days in space. The reusable winged spacecraft launched on its secret mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on 11 December 2012. This ended the third flight of the X-37B program along with being the second flight […]
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Happy Birthday to NASA! The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is 56 years old this October 1st, created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958. And it’s been a wild and crazy time with astronauts orbiting the Earth, going off to visit the Moon, and now living in space year round aboard the International Space Station. NASA robots are exploring the Solar System, investigating the planets, landing on Mars and driving on its surface, and a few […]
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