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The view looking up from the floor of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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After completing a 9-mile roundtrip to Launch Pad 39B, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) mobile launcher entered the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at ...

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) mobile launcher entered the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time on ...

Crawler-transporter 2 begins its trek from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39B

The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA s Kennedy Space Center celebrates its 50th

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) mobile launcher will spend seven months in Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) undergoing checkouts and tests ahead of being ...

The building is over 500 feet in height (that's over a football feel high!). In the image below, you'll see me setting up and taking the shot.

Experience the journey. The Street View car, Trolley and Trike parked outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ...

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The Vehicle Assembly Building (center) in 1999, with the Launch Control Center jutting out from its right, and Pads A and B in the distance

At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis is towed from the Vehicle

Media view new work platforms in the Vehicle Assembly Building High Bay 3.

An aerial view of Launch Pad 39B. In view in the background are the Vehicle

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) is an icon of American space exploration and also. VIEW SLIDESHOW

The building in 1977, with the Bicentennial Star opposite the flag. The Bicentennial Star was painted over with the NASA insignia in 1998.

Saturn V SA-506

Ten levels of work platforms have been installed in High Bay 3 of the VAB. They will surround and provide access for service and processing of @NASA_SLS and ...

Crawler-way and closeup of the building. The Launch Control Center is visible adjacent to the VAB on the left.

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building

An Apollo-era mobile launcher with its Launch Umbilical Tower (LUT) is seen atop a crawler-transporter looking out through the doors of the Vehicle Assembly ...

We proceeded down to High Bay 4 to meet up with Bob Ess, mission manager, and Steve Davis, his deputy. We split up into groups and toured the bay from the ...

Inside VAB

VAB during construction (1965) with the Mobile Launcher Platform and tower assemblies for the Saturn V rocket.

Discovery in the Vehicle Assembly Building waiting for a ferry flight to Washington DC for permanent display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.

Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, the mobile launcher aligns to work platforms that will support the Space Launch System (SLS). (collectSPACE)

Before entering the Vehicle Assembly Building, the mobile launcher's crew access arm was rotated to its forward retracted position. (collectSPACE)

(0:07) The First View Of The Vehicle Assembly Building / John F. Kennedy Space Center; Vab Road, Titusville, Florida

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NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) mobile launcher entered the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time on ...

SLS liquid oxygen tank weld confidence article comes off the Vertical Assembly Center at Michoud Assembly

A crane lowers Discovery toward the SSET and SSSRBs in high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for STS-124.

Repair work after Hurricane Frances

New test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center

An RS-25 engine is delivered by flatbed truck to a test stand at Stennis

A view from under the Rotating Service Structure, which housed space shuttle while the cargo bay was loaded before launch.

See the 'Space Jellyfish' and Other Jaw-Dropping Views from SpaceX's Dragon Launch

AN aerial view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia aboard the mobile launcher platform (MLP) as it leaves the vehicle assembly ...

Saturn V lifts off

Figure 22: The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and the Launch Control Center (LCC). A) Picture taken of the VAB after exiting the tour bus.

Vehicle Assembly Building

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Launch Pad 39A[edit]

A full-scale engineering model at Michoud

Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)

An overhead view of the SLS IATF at Marshall Space Flight Center.

Panorama of the reservoir and river where barges carrying rocket components are docked, with the VAB in the background.

Rocketdyne's kerosene-burning F-1 engine

The Space Launch System mobile launch platform and tower being moved by the crawler transporter to the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center

Wall View 002

View larger image. VAB under construction.

Experience the journey. The Street View car, Trolley and Trike parked outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ...

Saturn V 500F Rocket Rolls Out of the Vehicle Assembly Building

Illuminated night view during rainfall

Apollo program[edit]

The Vehicle Assembly Building during astronomical twilight

Shuttle Atlantis is moved to Pad 39A for the 1990 launch of STS-36.

Experience the journey. The Street View car, Trolley and Trike parked outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ...

NASA Opens Vehicle Assembly Building to Tours

View from the rear at 2 miles distance, during early evening. The SLS launch tower and orbiter processing facilities are visible.

The Saturn V vehicle (SA-501) for the Apollo 4 mission in the

Construction and first launch[edit]

Detail of crawler treads

The Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC), is the largest rocket-launch complex in Japan with a total area of about 9,700,000 square meters.

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The Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen on launch pad 39A at the NASA Kennedy Space Center shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back on Nov.

Second Spacecraft Test and Assembly Building

Space Shuttle Challenger atop a crawler, in transit to its launch pad prior to its final flight, 28 January 1986

A crawler-transporter carrying Discovery travels the ramp to Launch Pad 39B. The vehicle's back end can be raised, keeping the Shuttle and the MLP level.

weighed six million pounds

Once inside, you can't help but look straight up. Once you do, you will be able to see the specially designed cranes that are used to 'mate' the Space ...

Experience the journey. The Street View car, Trolley and Trike parked outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ...

Experience the journey. The Street View car, Trolley and Trike parked outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ...

Saturn-V on top of a crawler

The first stage of Apollo 8 Saturn V being erected in the VAB on February 1, 1968

Firing Room 4 was used to track the spacecraft from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the launch pad for liftoff.

Mobile Service Structure[edit]

Expanded view of SLS showing various avionics locations.

F-1 engines at its base

Delta IV[edit]

Space Shuttle Atlantis atop an MLP and crawler

Oshawa Car Assembly

Apollo 4, the first unmanned test flight of the Saturn V, rising from pad 39A (November 1967)

Saturn V's Instrument Unit

Columbia standing on pad 39A, ready for its first orbital flight (STS-1, April 1981). The Rotating Service Structure has been rolled away in preparation for ...

The aerial view of both launch pads at the complex, 39A (foreground) and 39B

View from the forward end of the QM-2 booster during the test firing

The view looking up from the floor of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

See NASA Vehicle Assembly Building. a sample image

Rocket Renovations Will End Public Tours of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building

After completing a 9-mile roundtrip to Launch Pad 39B, NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) mobile launcher entered the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at ...

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) mobile launcher entered the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time on ...

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) mobile launcher will spend seven months in Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) undergoing checkouts and tests ahead of being ...

Crawler-transporter 2 begins its trek from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39B

... operations contractor Jacobs are busy practicing how to put Solid Rocket Boosters (SRB) together in High Bay 4 of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at ...

The Vehicle Assembly Building (center) in 1999, with the Launch Control Center jutting out from its right, and Pads A and B in the distance

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At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Atlantis is towed from the Vehicle

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) is an icon of American space exploration and also. VIEW SLIDESHOW

The building in 1977, with the Bicentennial Star opposite the flag. The Bicentennial Star was painted over with the NASA insignia in 1998.

Media view new work platforms in the Vehicle Assembly Building High Bay 3.

Crawler-way and closeup of the building. The Launch Control Center is visible adjacent to the VAB on the left.

The Crawlers have been a long-time veteran of moving America's rocket ships from the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to the Launch Pad, a distance of up to ...

An aerial view of Launch Pad 39B. In view in the background are the Vehicle

The building is over 500 feet in height (that's over a football feel high!). In the image below, you'll see me setting up and taking the shot.

Saturn V SA-506

An Apollo-era mobile launcher with its Launch Umbilical Tower (LUT) is seen atop a crawler-transporter looking out through the doors of the Vehicle Assembly ...

Discovery in the Vehicle Assembly Building waiting for a ferry flight to Washington DC for permanent display at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.

VAB during construction (1965) with the Mobile Launcher Platform and tower assemblies for the Saturn V rocket.

Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, the mobile launcher aligns to work platforms that will support the Space Launch System (SLS). (collectSPACE)

Ten levels of work platforms have been installed in High Bay 3 of the VAB. They will surround and provide access for service and processing of @NASA_SLS and ...

Before entering the Vehicle Assembly Building, the mobile launcher's crew access arm was rotated to its forward retracted position. (collectSPACE)

NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building

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NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) mobile launcher entered the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the first time on ...

(0:07) The First View Of The Vehicle Assembly Building / John F. Kennedy Space Center; Vab Road, Titusville, Florida

Artist's rendition of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on its mobile launcher exiting the Vehicle Assembly Building for rollout to Pad 39B. (NASA)

We proceeded down to High Bay 4 to meet up with Bob Ess, mission manager, and Steve Davis, his deputy. We split up into groups and toured the bay from the ...

Inside VAB

A crane lowers Discovery toward the SSET and SSSRBs in high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building for STS-124.

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Artist's rendition of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on its mobile launcher exiting the Vehicle Assembly Building for rollout to Pad 39B. (NASA)

The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASA s Kennedy Space Center celebrates its 50th

Experience the journey. The Street View car, Trolley and Trike parked outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ...

An Apollo-era mobile launcher with its Launch Umbilical Tower (LUT) is seen atop a crawler-transporter looking out through the doors of the Vehicle Assembly ...

Before entering the Vehicle Assembly Building, the mobile launcher's crew access arm was rotated to its forward retracted position. (collectSPACE)

... Apollo 11 rolls out

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SLS liquid oxygen tank weld confidence article comes off the Vertical Assembly Center at Michoud Assembly

New test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center

EGS Jacobs TOSC technicians working at the tang end of a bare metal booster cylinder. Credit: NASA/Glenn E. Benson. “

An RS-25 engine is delivered by flatbed truck to a test stand at Stennis

A view from under the Rotating Service Structure, which housed space shuttle while the cargo bay was loaded before launch.

Repair work after Hurricane Frances

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AN aerial view of the Space Transportation System (STS) shuttle Columbia aboard the mobile launcher platform (MLP) as it leaves the vehicle assembly ...

See the 'Space Jellyfish' and Other Jaw-Dropping Views from SpaceX's Dragon Launch

The rolled up plastic environmental enclosure, as seen around the bottom end of a Shuttle booster segment being lifted in the VAB Transfer Aisle in 2004.

From left to right: bare metal cylinder, aft assembly in build up stand, one resting '384' beam, another '384' beam attached to the VAB 325-ton crane and ...

Looking up at the inert aft assembly in the build up stand in High Bay 4. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

Saturn V lifts off

Figure 22: The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and the Launch Control Center (LCC). A) Picture taken of the VAB after exiting the tour bus.

Panorama of the reservoir and river where barges carrying rocket components are docked, with the VAB in the background.

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Vehicle Assembly Building

A full-scale engineering model at Michoud

A crane lifting a Shuttle booster segment in the VAB in 2004 after clearing the 16th floor crossover into High Bay 3. Credit: NASA. “

Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)

Rocketdyne's kerosene-burning F-1 engine

Wall View 002

Experience the journey. The Street View car, Trolley and Trike parked outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ...

Close-up of how the four-point '384' lifting beam attaches to the top of a booster segment cylinder. Credit: NASA/Glenn E. Benson

Saturn V 500F Rocket Rolls Out of the Vehicle Assembly Building

Experience the journey. The Street View car, Trolley and Trike parked outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ...

NASA Opens Vehicle Assembly Building to Tours

Completed inert aft assembly in the RPSF, December, 2016. Credit: NASA. “

The Saturn V vehicle (SA-501) for the Apollo 4 mission in the

As seen following set up for Shuttle booster segment mating in 2004, the plastic enclosure is draped over a work platform where the two segment are brought ...

Once inside, you can't help but look straight up. Once you do, you will be able to see the specially designed cranes that are used to 'mate' the Space ...

Tiles (left) including one found farthest west (right)

Placard as seen entering the VAB in 2012. Cranes will lift the fully prepped booster segments up sixteen stories where they can cross from left to right in ...

Also watch Alia kick off the Inside KSC video for the week of her launch:

The Tanegashima Space Center (TNSC), is the largest rocket-launch complex in Japan with a total area of about 9,700,000 square meters.

Second Spacecraft Test and Assembly Building

Experience the journey. The Street View car, Trolley and Trike parked outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ...

weighed six million pounds

Experience the journey. The Street View car, Trolley and Trike parked outside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) ...

F-1 engines at its base

Interior of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Saturn V's Instrument Unit

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