The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), the original home of NASA, is a lead center for propulsion, Space Shuttle propulsion, Space Shuttle external tank, crew training and payloads, International Space Station (ISS) design and construction, for computers, networks, and information management. Located on the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, MSFC is named in honor of General G...
Could be on the way back to the vehicle assembly building after having sent Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-121 (july 4th 2006), or STS-114 (july 26th 2005) to space from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39B.
On the west coast of the United States, is the other U.S. launch facility known as Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. While it does not have the notarity of the Kennedy Space Center, it does provide residents from central and southern California to as far east as Arizona with some spectacular visual displays during launches.
Orbiter landings at the Kennedy Space Center are made on one of the largest runways in the world. The runway is located 3.2 km (2 miles) northwest of the Vehicle Assembly Building and is 4,572 meters (15,000ft) long and 91.4 meters (300ft) wide - about as wide as the length of a football field. It has 305 meters (1000ft) of paved overruns at each end and the paving thickness is 40.6cm (15 inche...
The building of a theme park in the north of Germany.
The Space Center in Bremen was opened in December 2003 as the first indoor theme park in Germany. From the beginning the park had economical and technical problems, also fewer visitors than expected. By the end of September 2004, the Space Center was closed.
The Lieutenant Joseph Patrick Kennedy Junior Memorial Skating Rink was an ice skating rink in the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts. It was named after the late Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., who was killed when his B-24 Liberator exploded during a bombing mission. The facility also doubled as a ice hockey rink for Barnstable High School. The last public skate occurred on March 22, 2009. It was replace...
Aerial view of the cool exhibits at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama - one of my favorite places when I was a kid. Lots of new things have been added since I was there, though. Some of them are highlighted here. This image courtesy Microsoft and the USGS.
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