Transportation of the Saturn V Crawler-Transporter to Launch Pad 39

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Title

Transportation of the Saturn V Crawler-Transporter to Launch Pad 39

Alternative Title

Saturn V Crawler-Transporter

Subject

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA

Description

The crawler-transporter-transporter moving a Saturn V to the launch pad at John F. Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39 (LC-39). The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had previously assembled launch vehicles at the pad, stacking them in place. In a then-revolutionary move, NASA began performing vehicle assembly in the new Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) built specifically to assemble the Apollo-Saturn V launch vehicle, on top of the launcher and move the whole assembly to the pad. The huge crawler-transporter goes under the launcher/vehicle and moves it at a maximum speed of one mph to the launch pad.

Source

Original black and white photographic print: Leonard Pugh Collection.
Original black and white photographic print: Larry Summers Collection.

Date Created

ca. 1967

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

5 black and white photographic prints

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Larry Summers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Crawler-Transporter System." 2015. John F. Kennedy Space Center. Accessed September 25. http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/facilities/Crawler.html.
"Moonport, Ch4-4." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Accessed September 25. http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-4204/ch4-4.html.

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5 black and white photographic prints

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