Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Rocket Garden at #KSC

Kennedy Space Center has a new entrance now. As you go in, on the left side is the Rocket Garden, an outdoor display of historic rockets that truly put the Americans and satellites in space. In this attraction, you can walk around the base of the rockets. The rockets which are mounted upright are: Mercury-Redstone, Mercury-Atlas, and Titan II (launched the astronauts); Juno I, Juno II, Thor-Delta, and Atlas-Agena (launched satellites). The largest rocket is Saturn IB which is mounted on its side. This rocket launched Apollo Command/Service Modules into Earth orbit for Apollo, Skylab, and the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project.
The garden also has mock-ups of capsules from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs which you can get in personally. This garden also has the walkway and white room that Apollo astronauts used to access their capsules from the launch tower. I will show some pictures next time. Attached to the white room is a Command Module trainer. Also, the F-1 rocket engine that powered the first stage of the Saturn V is also on display. This attraction is truly an amazing place to visit and you should check it out!

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