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p51
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posted 11-11-2013 04:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have been in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) only once at Kennedy Space Center, on a public tour when I was a kid. We were there in 1975, because the Viking lander went up while we were in that area, and we saw it sitting on the pad on the tour.

Back then, the VAB wasn't being used for anything, so tours went in there. I don't remember much about it (I was just 5 at the time), but I recall seeing a full-size mockup of the Apollo-Soyuz inside it.

I was telling a co-worker about this earlier today and he said I was nuts as they never had anything like that inside. I checked and my Mom says she clearly recalls this as well.

Am I wrong? And if not, are there any photos of the mockup on display inside that building?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-11-2013 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, you are not wrong. From NASA's Kennedy Space Center image archives:

p51
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posted 11-11-2013 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Robert! I did a Google search that turned up nothing.

Just made the guy who said I was wrong eat crow big time...

Ronpur
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posted 11-11-2013 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This has got to be the same Soyuz that is in the KSCVC Early Space building now. And is this the CSM 119 that is in the Saturn V exhibit? But, where did the DM go?

dabolton
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posted 11-11-2013 09:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dabolton   Click Here to Email dabolton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought they had a full-size ASTP mockup at the Cosmosphere in the late 90's.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-11-2013 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Kansas Cosmosphere's ASTP display is still there. The command module was a crew trainer used at Johnson Space Center.

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