1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi

Google offers panoramic views of Kennedy Space Center

Discussion in 'Other Parks and Attractions News & Rumours' started by keith, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. keith
    Offline

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    20,032
    Likes Received:
    547
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    The space agency granted five Google Street View team members access to key areas of Kennedy Space Center, where they spent a week capturing high-resolution imagery with a variety of cameras and tools. The result is a 360-degree photographic recreation of the complex.

    Among the locations you can prowl around are the Vehicle Assembly Building, which houses the Space Shuttles Atlantis and Endeavor;
    https://maps.google.com/?ll=28.5863...83.3,,0,-14.13&cbll=28.586198,-80.651363&z=11

    the mammoth shuttle launch pad;
    https://maps.google.com/?ll=28.5724...3.27,,0,-22.64&cbll=28.608495,-80.603791&z=11

    the space shuttle Main Engine Shop;
    https://maps.google.com/?ll=28.5885...121.84,,0,9.18&z=11&cbll=28.588589,-80.652449

    and Launch Firing Room #4
    https://maps.google.com/?ll=28.5850...51.83,,0,-0.13&cbll=28.585027,-80.648669&z=11


    [YOUTUBE]6BnUoTyATLo[/YOUTUBE]
     
  2. catrancher
    Offline

    catrancher Assistant Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    64
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cumming, GA. A small suburb of Atlanta.
    These are really cool!

    Been a long time since I've been in the VAB!

    I used to have pretty free rein around the Cape back when I worked for a vendor that supplied NASA down there.
    It's amazing to look at the difference up close and personal between Launch Complex 5 (Mercury/Redstone) and Launch Complex 39A/B. :shocked:

    Tom :)macwave:... watching launches since Freedom 7!)
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2012
  3. uscwest
    Offline

    uscwest Senior Cast Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    7,915
    Likes Received:
    268
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Woodbridge, VA
    Great photos Keith, thanks for sharing
     
  4. Wendy
    Offline

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,491
    Likes Received:
    772
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In Neverland
    Brilliant Keith :D

    We are going twice this year as we are doing all the special tours for their 50th Anniversary, so we will be going in the VAB, to the Launch Pad and inside Mission Control :D
     
  5. keith
    Offline

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    20,032
    Likes Received:
    547
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    oh my gosh that's truly brilliant... the VAB one was great but I'd really like to do the others too. Not sure DW would though :/
     
  6. Wendy
    Offline

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,491
    Likes Received:
    772
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In Neverland
    Chris and I both like things like this and as each tour is 2 hours or more, we are going to get an annual pass for $50 so we can go on 2 days.

    There will be live photos :D
     
  7. keith
    Offline

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    20,032
    Likes Received:
    547
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    yayayay look forward to that!!! if you think one is particularly good I can perhaps persuade DW for December :yes:
     
  8. Slowhand
    Offline

    Slowhand Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,772
    Likes Received:
    157
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Staffordshire U.K.
    I really wanted to see inside the VAB on our recent trip but unfortunately somehow I ran out of time and never managed to visit KSC this time.
    I hope they keep this attraction open to the public for a while so that I can visit it on our next trip. :fingers:
     
  9. Wendy
    Offline

    Wendy A hui hou kakou makuakane Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,491
    Likes Received:
    772
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    In Neverland
    Terry, it will be open until the end of this year because it is one of the special tours for KSC's 50th Anniversary after that I don't know :sorry:

    Maybe if it has proved popular then they will keep it going, the only thing is that the shuttle won't be in there anymore as it will be moved to the new exhibit in 2013.
     

Share This Page