Apollo Departs VAB

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Title

Apollo Departs VAB

Alternative Title

Saturn V Being Moved to Pad

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 color photographic print: Leonard Pugh Collection.
Original color photographic print: Space Walk of Fame Collection.

Date Created

ca. 1967

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic print.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

86.1 KB
173 KB

Medium

2 color photographic prints

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida

Spatial Coverage

John F. Kennedy Space Center\28.586454\-80.647485\1967-01-01\1967-12-31
John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida\28.592960\-80.628282\1967-01-01\1967-12-31
John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida\28.599994\-80.610011\1967-01-01\1967-12-31
John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida\28.607987\-80.604252\1967-01-01\1967-12-31

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Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Florida Space Coast History Project 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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