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|astro-nut||What were the exact dates of construction of the Vertical Assembly Building (later Vehicle Assembly Building, VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida? |
When did construction start on the VAB and what day was construction completed?
|nasamad||The info you are looking for is likely to be found in these chapters of NASA's Moonport.|
A quick look tells me that work began on 11 July 1963. It would be a shame not to read this yourself as its very interesting and there were a lot of milestones between beginning and end.
|LM-12||Here is a NASA article on current modifications to the VAB for the SLS program.|
Notice in the first photo that there is a mission emblem for the STS-109 Hubble repair mission on the VAB wall near High Bay 3. Why that particular flight? Are there other emblems on the VAB walls?
|Robert Pearlman||Yes, there are a number of mission emblems. I believe they were added for the filming of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" in 2010.|
|LM-12||I like the banners they placed higher up in High Bay 3. Interesting comparison.|
More emblems can be seen in this 2011 photo.
|SpaceAngel||When I went to the Kennedy Space Center this week, I noticed the painted American flag on the side of the Vehicle Assembly Building is starting to wary; does anyone think it's time for NASA to repaint the flag?|
|James913||One of my favorite reminders that the VAB is a living and constantly changing organism – I took these photos back in 2006.|
|oly||A strange place for a door, perhaps NASA plans on using this to travel to another dimension. Or it's just a typical government building with a contract for a set number of doors.|
|LM-12||Maybe it is the door seen between High Bay 1 and High Bay 3 in this Apollo 8 |
rollout photo. There is some kind of wire coming out the door toward the ground.
|Jim Behling|| |
quote: Not really, there could have been a platform at that level for Apollo. Also, government contracts would not specific door numbers.
Originally posted by oly:
A strange place for a door...
|Robert Pearlman|| |
quote: The particular door pictured doesn't lead to the outside of the building, but rather into offices and work areas. As Jim notes, it is a remnant of a prior platform level.
Originally posted by LM-12:
Maybe it is the door seen...