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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Space and Rocket Center After Hours

Out one Sunday afternoon driving around. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center had already closed, but we walked around in the area at the entrance and made a few photos. Above, looking over from Calhoun Community College. You can see the Saturn V and Saturn I rockets with the Space Shot amusement ride in the background. For more info, click here
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The huge Saturn V rocket reflected in the windows of the entrance of the Davidson Center for Space Exploration that also houses another Saturn V displayed horizontally. The Saturn V is the rocket that was used in the Apollo program to get the astronauts and payload to the moon.

The Saturn V is 363 ft tall, taller than the U.S. Capitol Building. You can see the Saturn I in the background. The Saturn I was also used in the Apollo program.

A different view of Saturn V.

Checking out one of the Saturn V engines.

Engine views.

Saturn I with nose of Space Shuttle Pathfinder in background. The Saturn I is located beyond the entrance gate, so I didn't get any closer shots this visit.

Space Shuttle Pathfinder displayed with solid and liquid fuel tanks near U.S. Space Camp area of the facility.

For some other photos and an interesting visit to the Space and Rocket Center with a small visitor of ours check a previous blog post "One Small Step..."


  1. wow, those rockets are impressive!

  2. Interesting scale in pictures. Depressing how Flat Shannana has been to more interesting places than I have.

  3. It has been years since we went there, but those rockets up close are quite huge but just a speck in the universe. My kids loved going there when they were little!
    Smile today. :)

  4. von Braun city! Nice place ....

  5. wow! thanks for the tour! nothing like seeing those space shuttles in massive...and making you :]