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SpaceKSCBlog
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posted 05-21-2012 04:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceKSCBlog   Click Here to Email SpaceKSCBlog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I spotted the above this morning being transported through the KSC Industrial Area. They were westbound in the eastbound lanes.

They look like shuttle solid rocket booster frustums (what's the plural?!) to me, but I thought I'd ask the experts here for an opinion.

Jim Behling
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posted 05-21-2012 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SpaceKSCBlog:
They look like shuttle solid rocket booster frustums (what's the plural?!) to me...
Correct.

SpaceKSCBlog
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posted 05-22-2012 04:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceKSCBlog   Click Here to Email SpaceKSCBlog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks. They were westbound in the eastbound lanes of NASA Parkway, passing through the Industrial Area. I'm guessing they were headed for the disposal yard on Ransom Road but don't really know.

Jim Behling
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posted 05-22-2012 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Doubt it, the SRB ARF is north on Kennedy Parkway.

Cozmosis22
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posted 05-22-2012 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those look like they've already been refurbished. Can't imagine that they are headed to the trash heap.

Jay Chladek
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posted 05-22-2012 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it possible they could be frustrums from the ET and SRB set up that was in front of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex? That whole assembly is eventually supposed to go to the California Science Center with Endeavour.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-22-2012 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They were not from the Visitor Complex.

I saw them as well while driving in to the press site. I inquired, and it's believed (as Jim wrote), they were headed for the ARF (Assembly and Refurbishment Facility).

SpaceKSCBlog
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posted 05-22-2012 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceKSCBlog   Click Here to Email SpaceKSCBlog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
I saw them as well while driving in to the press site. I inquired, and it's believed (as Jim wrote), they were headed for the ARF (Assembly and Refurbishment Facility).
That was my other guess, but then why were they westbound in the eastbound lanes? If they were going to turn northbound to go to the ARF, seems to me they'd be in the eastbound lanes.

But then they drive the wrong way all the time. Maybe they were just doing it because they can.

I guessed Ransom Road because if that was the destination, going westbound they could go down the ramp from northbound Kennedy Parkway to NASA Parkway, going the wrong direction, and then on to Ransom Road. That would mean they didn't have to go under the overpass.

I'll look around next time I drive by the disposal yard.

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