These photographs were made in June, 2010. Click on an image to download a full high-resolution version.
Sorry, I couldn't resist the symbolism of this photo
given the uncertainly of NASA's manned spaceflight
program in the Summer of 2010.
|The Apollo-Saturn Launch Control Center|
|Five F-1 engines of Saturn V first-stage.||The mighty Saturn V F-1 engine.||Five J-2 engines of the Saturn V second stage.|
|Single J-2 engine powering the Saturn V third-stage||Reaction control motors on the Service Module.||Interior of the Apollo Lunar Module.|
Apollo 14 Command Module Kitty Hawk on display at the Saturn V Center. This spacecraft was
flown into lunar orbit on a mission that launched 31 January 1971 with astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr.,
Stuart A. Roosa, and Edgar D. Mitchell aboard.
|Lunar EVA spacesuit of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.||Lunar EVA spacesuit of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.||An Apollo spacesuit lunar EVA glove.|
Alan Shepard's Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.
It's so cool that Shepard's car is preserved and
displayed at KSC. I lived in Satellite Beach,
Florida, through the entire decade of the 1960s,
and the sleek, fast, Corvette, driven by an
astronaut probably symbolizes the time and place
better than any other symbol, even more so than
the rockets that took them into space.
|Mercury Mission Control Center|
The Gemini 9A spacecraft that was launched into
Earth orbit on 3 June 1966 carrying astronauts
Command Pilot Thomas P. Stafford and Pilot
Eugene A. Cernan on a 3-day mission.