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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Rocket M.
It's hard to say what M. Edium considers the highlight of our trip to Florida. It might be when we went to the Kennedy Space Center on Friday. Then again, it might be when we went to the Kennedy Space Center on Monday. In a long weekend that also included visits to Disney's Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center, his first answer upon being asked his favorite thing that he saw was "rockets."
Below: M. Edium walks across the very same walkway that Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins used to go from the launch tower to Apollo 11. It's only a couple feet off the ground now, so I had to crouch way down to get this hero shot. Perhaps that's why he doesn't appear to fully apprehend the enormity of the moment.
Wondering how anyone could ever fit into a Mercury capsule:
You think you have an idea of how big a Saturn V rocket really is, until you find yourself in the same room with one. Holy God.
Check this out: Endeavor on Launch Pad 39B.
And Atlantis on Launch Pad 39A at the same time.
This almost never happens. I think M. Edium was hoping they would race. These shots are from the "observation gantry," three miles away from the launch pads – as close as civilians are allowed. Because of the orientation of the pads, however, you can't actually see either Shuttle from there when they're on the ground. Oops.
I leave you with one last shot from the tour bus: the Vehicle Assembly Building, the largest enclosed space in the world. So big it's got curb appeal from six miles away.
And yet I nearly obscured the whole thing with my thumb. That's what makes me such an exceptional photographer. posted by M. Giant 8:39 PM 2 comments
holy hannah, that last picture is from 6 miles away?
Okay, the whole thumb photo obscuring the building made me laugh pretty hard, thanks!