1st ever United States Air Force 45th Space Wing Historic Launch Pad Tour

1st ever United States Air Force 45th Space Wing Historic Launch Pad Tour

05.10.2019: CAPE CANAVERAL HISTORIC TOUR Photos HERE The first stop was Launch Complex #26 and Launch Complex 5-6 including the block house & museum. Launch complex #5 was the first American Astronaut Alan Shepard

CAPE CANAVERAL HISTORIC TOUR Photos HERE




The first stop was Launch Complex #26 and Launch Complex 5-6 including the block house & museum.




Launch complex #5 was the first American Astronaut Alan Shepard in space on May 5th 1961 aboard a Mercury Redstone rocket seen in between the trees and a close up photo. His capsule was Freedom 7 for a 15 minute suborbital flight.



Also Astronaut Gus Grisom became the 2nd American in space on a Mercury Redstone rocket from Launch Complex #5 Space Capsule was Liberty Bell 7 on a 15 minute 37second suborbital flight.



The next group of photos are of Launch Complex 14 where Astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth on February 20, 1962 circling the Earth for three times on Friendship 7.  Photos are of inside the block house, periscope to witness the launch, the marble marker about this historic launch and the rusty ramp that would lead to the rocket.



The next stop was Launch Complex 19 where Titan and Gemini Launches took place.



Another stop was at the very sad Launch Complex 34 with the four legged launch pedestal with the circle at the top is where the Apollo 1 astronauts died in the capsule during a test run. Gus Grissom, Ed White, Rodger Chaffee were suffocated in a fire in the capsule. Also pictured are two curved metal flame deflectors and a wall with an opening to Launch Pad 37 still in use today. Also three marble benches with their names on the edge.



The next stop was Hanger C with many different rockets inside and the 1894 Light House. Rockets in Hanger C are Polaris A1 Navy rocket, USAF Matador, Skybolt, Mace rocket with blue launcher, USAF Red Snark and other.



The final stop was a rare media visit to Launch Complex 32 famous Bee Hive Block house which is sealed shut for safety and health hazards due to asbestos.



To the south of this Bee Hive block house is Launch Complex 31 which we were not allowed to photograph because the pieces of the Challenger Space Shuttle are buried in the underground silos of Launch Complex 31.



Thank you to the 45th Space Wing and Jim Williams for an amazing historic tour of great accomplishments and profound sadness due to great losses in the American space program.

 

 

 

From Scott Schilke AutoMobilSport.com



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