How does NASA building look like ?

How does NASA building look like ?

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The iconic VAB
You won’t read an article mentioning this building without the phrase “the iconic VAB.” It’s possible that the legal name of this building is The Iconic VAB.

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Nearly 100,000 TONS of steel, 65,000 cubic yards of concrete, 45,000 steel beams, and one million steel bolts were used to construct the VAB in 1965.

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Taking shape

The VAB doors are the largest doors in the world. They are 456 feet high and take 45 minutes to open.

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To the left of the VAB you can see the Launch Control Center. Every launch since Apollo 4 has been conducted from this building. It was completed in 1965

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Saturn V
Here’s the Saturn V coming out of the VAB on a Crawler Transporter, about to make the 5 hour trip to the launch pad, which is 3 miles away.

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Requesting clearance, Clarence.
You can barely fit a sheet of paper between the top of the Mobile Launcher and the building. I spoke to someone who worked on the Apollo Project and he said they held their breath on every rollout.

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Securing Cables and Straps.

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Hurricanes a few years back did some damage, but a lot of these panels are blowout panels designed to blow out in case of rapid pressure change.

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New platforms

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It would take 250 billion ping pong balls to fill the VAB. It took 6000 gallons of paint to create the US Flag and the original Bicentennial logo on the building. The blue part of the flag is the size of an NBA basketball court. Each red or white stripe is large enough for a bus to drive on.

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Keep on Spacin’.
Oh! I almost forgot! If you Google Street View and drop your yellow guy onto the VAB you can see inside pics from when two different orbiters were inside getting serviced. Very cool!

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Bengaluru students look to the stars; Nanosatellite PISAT designed by 250 students will soon reach space…the satellite is one of the first such student programs to use the S-band spectrum, compared to the usually allocated amateur spectrum. PES University aims to give aspiring engineers, a highly technical hands-on-experience..Students and professors will control the machine from the PES campus..PISAT will be evaluated by ISRO and launched along with PSLV.

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