Apollo Departs VAB
Apollo Departs VAB
Saturn V Being Moved to Pad
John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
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.
Original color photographic print: Leonard Pugh Collection.
Original color photographic print: Space Walk of Fame Collection.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original color photographic print.
Is Part Of
Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
2 color photographic prints
John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida
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"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.
“Apollo Departs VAB.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 1, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/5892.