Sunday, February 11, 2007

On my lunch break.....

During a lunch break and I went to visit LC-19. 27 launches occurred from LC-19, 10 of them were manned. This was the launch pad that launched America's first two-manned mission, first spacewalk, first spacecraft rendezvous/docking and space emergency, and other historic events all began here when astronauts rode their Gemini-Titan vehicles into orbit.

Launch Complex 19

The remains of the launch umbilical tower

Me standing next to the flame deflector (bottom) and hold-down arms (top)


mark_smith said...

What a lunch brake :)

Looks like you saw some great sites have you got any more trips planned hope to see some more soon.


Scott Hudson said...

I've been there as well! Such amazing history at those sites, and it's a shame there isn't a good way to preserve them or make them accessible to space enthusiasts in the public. The weather and sea salts are just eating these sites into history.

I wish I would have gone into one of the blockhouses. I think those would be pretty cool, but wasn't sure if I was allowed to go in!

Keep up the great work. I love reading your blog...