Thursday, September 16, 2010

My View~Space Shuttle Night Launch



Space Shuttle Night Launch
(going to miss seeing these)
Some fun facts about the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building)

  • It is the fourth largest building in the world by volume and the largest single-story building in the world.
  • The floor area covers 348,000 square feet.
  • It is 526 feet tall (that's over 52 stories),716 feet long, and 518 feet wide.
  •  Rain clouds form below the ceiling on very humid days. And anyone that has been to Florida knows how humid it is here.
We were out on the boat for this launch. It was a beautiful night. Sometimes the skys are so clear you can watch the Shuttle travel through space with the naked eye for a long time after it has launched, and you can see the solid rocket boosters fall back to earth.

1 comment:

Jenny said...

How fortunate you are to have seen these.