The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. This is where all Saturn launch vehicle stages and Apollo spacecraft underwent final assembly and preparation for flight.One of the world's largest buildings, the VAB is approximately 52 stories high and contains 3,664,340 cubic meters (129,482,000 cubic feet) of interior space.
SaturnV with umbilical tower on its way to launch complex
Crawler Transporter Tread This is a shoe from one of the four tracks of an Apollo Launch Vehicle Transporter. The shoe is 2.3 meters (7 feet 6 inches) long and weighs about 907 kilograms (2000 pounds). The Crawler Transporter was 40 meters (131 feet) long, 35 meters (114 feet) wide, and 6 meters (20 feet) high. It weighed 2,721,554 kilograms (6,000,000 pounds) and could carry a Saturn V weighing 272,160 kilograms (600,000 pounds) and its massive Launch Umbilical Tower weighing 5,443,200 (12,000,000 pounds). Maximum speed of the Transporter when loaded was 1.6 kilometers per hour (1 mile per hour).
Early Apollo Missions: Apollo 4
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