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rybanis

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Awesome picture. Wow its been a long time since I've posted. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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rybanis

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Ryban was my old name, so this is just a twist on the original. The SDC forum gods have something against me, so I couldn't seem to register my old name <img src="/images/icons/frown.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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radarredux

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> <i><font color="yellow">Yeah that is me watching for for and woodpeckers. (They love to peck into the ET foam)</font>/i><br /><br />Wow. Given the CAIB's attention to foam striking the shuttle, did the woodpeckers get any special attention in the report?<br /><br />I tried to goole "woodpecker" at the caib.us site, but I came up empty.</i>
 
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najab

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For completeness - here is a pic of Columbia taken a little earlier that year as she arrived at KSC.
 
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najab

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And while I'm digging through the KSC image archive: Here's Columbia arriving at the pad late in 1980.
 
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najab

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I hope you all don't mind my rather self-indulgent tour of the KSC image archive....any time you've had enough just say so! <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" />
 
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najab

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The crawler-transporter's little brother - the LUT was turned into the SLUT...erh, fixed service structure. Here's on segment of the LUT going out to the pad - 1976.
 
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najab

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Jumping around a bit chronologically, but I can't leave out possibly the most beautiful Shuttle-related picture ever:
 
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najab

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For those who don't appreciate how much water there is around KSC, here's a shot of the Shuttle Landing Facility under construction in 1975:
 
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drwayne

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That is the first picture I ever put up in one of my work offices.<br /><br />Wayne <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>"1) Give no quarter; 2) Take no prisoners; 3) Sink everything."  Admiral Jackie Fisher</p> </div>
 
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najab

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You mean that there wasn't always a massive runway at KSC? The year: 1974.
 
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rvastro

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Can you provide a link--I want to dig way back to the late 1950's if they have any shots of the early launchers; such as the Juno II and Atlas-Able.
 
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thalion

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I thought Enterprise was never mated to an ET and taken to a pad...
 
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najab

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The 'Milkstool' was mentioned before, so here it is in use (1973).
 
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najab

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And this picture gives you an idea how big the Saturn-V was. Remember, the S-1B is a <b>big</b> rocket (200 feet tall), but it looks like a toy compared to the Saturn-V LUT.
 
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najab

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While we're on the topic...a lot of people don't realise that there was a mobile service structure on pads 39A and B. I know I didn't realise this until recently.
 
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nacnud

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Cool finds, I never knew about the milkstool thingy <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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shuttle_rtf

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Can I just say: NajaB, I love you.<br /><br />Carry on. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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najab

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><i>I thought Enterprise was never mated to an ET and taken to a pad...</i><p>Actually, Enterprise was also mated and taken to the pad at Vandenburg AFB.</p>
 
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rybanis

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Thats...amazing. <br /><br />Also, that pic of Enterprise at Vandenburg seems so strange. SG, was/is the launch complex there different from the ones in Florida? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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CalliArcale

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I'm sure SG could tell you more, but yes, SLC-6 was quite a bit different. There's no VAB there, for one thing. I think the Shuttle stack was assembled on the pad, though I can't be totally sure about that.<br /><br />SLC-6 *is* even more different today -- it has been refitted to service Atlas V, if memory serves.<br /><br />A new guy at work here used to work for the Air Force, and was involved in the efforts to set up SLC-6 for Shuttle. If I run into him, I'll ask him for details. I think he was involved in range safety, but I'm not sure. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#666699"><em>"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly . . . timey wimey . . . stuff."</em>  -- The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>
 
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rvastro

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I thought it was being redone for the Delta IV and SLC-3E was going to be the Atlas 5 pad?
 
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