Lunar Lander replica outside in the Rocket Garden
Entry/egress hatch and the rendezvous radar antenna.
Mercury-Atlas and Mercury-Redstone
The Vehicle Assembly building as seen from the visitor’s center, 5 miles distant
Each door is 456′ tall, and takes 45 minutes to open.
The American Flag is 209′ tall and 110′ wide. The Bicentennial Star was replaced later in 1998 by the NASA ‘meatball’ logo
The sheer size of the VAB is impossible to convey in just a photo.
Crawler-transporter used for the Saturn V and STS (shuttle) programs.
Saturn V first stage
Saturn V second stage
The 5 Rocketdyne J-2 engines on the S-II stage
Service Module and shroud over the Lunar Module
Lunar Module #9
Cutaway model of the upper stages of the Saturn V
Scale model of the Saturn V and gantry
Model of a shuttle, the Fixed Service Structure and the Rotating Service Structure
The other side of the model
Cutaway model of the VAB, showing a shuttle, external tank and SRB stack.
Shuttle mockup ‘Explorer’; it was transferred in 2011 to NASA Houston after the shuttles were retired, extensively renovated, renamed ‘Independence’, and displayed atop NASA 905, one of the two Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
Explorer was a high-fidelity replica built for the KSC Visitor’s Complex in 1993
Many components are simulated, like the tiles, but others are spares from actual shuttles
Mockup of an Orbus 21 kickmotor. Shuttle Endevour used one such motor to lift Intelsat 603 into its final orbit after a partial faiure during launch
The External Tank is a replica, but the SRBs are real
The tank was originally used at the Stennis Space Center for fit tests
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What's good my friends. Name's S. I'm an 18-year-old girl getting into my freshman year at college. I guess this blog is where I'll offer up what I learn, maybe some college jokes, and what I wish I knew, and what others want us to know.
Some rules for my blog:
Ask box is always open. My messages are always open. Both are here if you need to talk.
Terfs, Pedophiles, creeps, phobes, and bots are encouraged to stay away. You will be blocked on sight. Goes for anti-feminist. pro-patriarchy blogs as well, and ED blogs.
If anyone needs any content tagged with a "tw" or "cw" LET ME KNOW. I won't be angry and I want you to enjoy my blog to the fullest extent that you can.
Here's what I already know:
1. College is gonna be hard--as an ex-gifted kid who never really learned to study, I'm gonna be dead. But freshman year is all for us figuring out how exactly we learn, and I know I have to write it to remember it, so it's a step in the right direction!
2. College isn't for everybody, and it's more than okay--my uncle is a dropout and founded/owns an insurance company that makes good money. People don't need colleges to tell them they're smart, and they don't need colleges to get ahead in the world. Sometimes, I envy that. If you wanna save this blog or these posts for a later date in case you do decide to go to college or someone you know does... go for it.
3. College isn't all partying, but it's not all studying--Get a healthy mixture. I'm not going to tell you what that healthy mixture is because I'm sure it varies from person to person. I'm probably going to study so much that I forget to party, and it's something I'm going to have to learn how to do. (Also if anyone knows how to dance at parties...hmu 😳)
4. Getting involved is always a good thing--I'm already gym buddies with everyone I'm dorm-ing with. We're going to hold each other to our workouts and make sure we stay healthy. I'm going to try to find a rock climbing club for fun.
5. Get to a common ground with your roommate(s)--I'm not saying be their best friends. I'm saying find something you can bond over. And if you can't, try to make something to bond over. Maybe your hatred for math or something, idk. I'm dorm-ing with five other girls, we all have each other's numbers and Instagram accounts, so make a group chat there as soon as you know who they are, if possible. It helps ease the awkwardness of sleeping in the same room with a stranger.
6. Call home often--your family misses you, and you miss them. I'm going to be calling my family almost every night to talk to them (if I can swing it, they're gonna be blowing my phone up). They love you.
Housekeeping: It might not work for everyone, and I apologize in advance for that.
I'll be sorting each of the posts on this blog into sections. Here are the categories and their descriptions (all will be at the bottom of this post, should you like to explore):
"College Hacks"-- ways around some college expenses, like articles you need to read or books you need to get, etc etc.
"College Tips"--General things that make college life easier: mapping out your classes, finding study spots, choosing classes, etc.
"Dorm Life"--Fun things to do with your dorm floor, Things to do IN your dorm, things to do TO your dorm, and things to do with your stuff in the dorm, including moving in and moving out.
"Package"--Packing tips, packing tricks, move in hacks, and most especially, move-out hacks.
"Class"--classes related stuff, like note-taking, slides info, websites, majors, etc.
"Mine"--things that I've created, my own textposts.
"Not mine"--things that aren't mine. Will also likely be under "Reblog."
"Reblog"--pretty self explanatory, I'm reblogging someone else's stuff.
"SRB"--self reblog, pretty self explanatory.
"Misc"--things that don't exactly have a category. I'm not sure what's going to go there yet, but something will.
"Rants"--my college rants, they're entirely personal and you don't have to read them if you don't want to.
"Personal"--for everything that is personal to me, whether it be one of my "Rants" or just something I put on my blog to keep me going. Feel free to read them if you'd like.
"Pinned"--though this post will always remained pinned, this tag is for posts that I would like to have pinned. It will likely always be something uplifting if you ever want to read it.
Please remember: I have a right to block anyone whom I feel is giving off bad vibes. Don't give off bad vibes. Give off good ones, and you won't be blocked.
Have a nice day, and welcome!
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