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Ronpur
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posted 10-26-2013 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by J.L:
This might help. The "white room" for Skylab appears to have been number 6A.
6A must be the renumbered sequence of the arms.

And thanks for that picture... never seen it before!!

LM-12
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posted 10-27-2013 12:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For Skylab 1, the Mobile Service Structure (MSS) was only on Pad A for the CDDT. This from the press kit:

Movement of the Mobile Service Structure, normally associated with a Saturn V operation, will not take place during the SL-1 launch. The MSS was used to inspect the second stage insulation of the Saturn V during the CDDT and then moved from Pad A to Pad B to support the SL-2 launch. It is to be returned to Pad A only if a "scrub" is called after cryogenic loading of the Saturn V begins and another inspection of the second stage insulation panels is necessary. The MSS will be moved from Pad B to its park site - in a nominal launch sequence - after the T-20 hour mark in the SL-2 countdown.

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posted 11-21-2013 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Photo 72-H-1508 shows decals and other Apollo 17 mission-related items attached to the tail service mast on the Mobile Launcher. The tail service mast for Skylab 1 also had a mission-related display.

Was this done for any other Apollo missions?

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posted 11-24-2013 11:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Photo KSC-76C-2388 shows a section of ML-3 being transported to pad 39A in 1976 to build the Fixed Service Structure. ML-2, with swing arms removed, is parked outside the VAB. ML-1 can be seen in High Bay 1 behind the VAB doors.

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posted 02-15-2014 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This 2003 article about the Shuttle Landing Facility has a photo of the original control tower built in 1987. It looks like that tower was built on one of the dismantled Apollo-era LUT sections.

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posted 03-09-2014 05:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A wide-angle view of the LUT section of ML-1 that is on display at the Kennedy Space Center. CSM-119 is at left.

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posted 04-09-2014 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Took this photo of "MLP 1" back in 1983.

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posted 07-15-2014 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LM-12     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ML-1 was dismantled in the latter half of 1983, as can be seen in this series of photos from the HAER FLA,5-TIVI.V,1- survey.


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