NASA’s Two Crawlers

Close-Up of NASA Crawler Treads

Mobile Launch Platform on Crawler

Gravel Road to Launch Pad 39B

NASA has two massive crawlers built in 1966 that take spacecraft from the VAB to the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. The crawlers have successfully transported all of the Saturn V moon rockets and space shuttles to Launch Complex 39. NASA recently announced that one of the crawlers is being retrofitted to transport the super-size Space Launch System in 2017.  Each crawler weighs 5.5 million pounds, and travels at 1 mph over a 4 mile gravel road to the launch site.  This crawler was transporting the new Mobile Launcher Platform to Pad 39B.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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