Icon of an Epoch.

The hardware at the Cape, too!

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

BLOCKHOUSE

BLOCKHOUSE

 

 

 

 

The rocket booster stages and block houses at the Cape,

Command capsules are however placed at notable air force and navy base museums around the US, but many of the prominent ones are a  2 hour flight north  or 10 hours door to door to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in DC, which is always interesting to visit.

Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo 11 command module are the first exhibits you’ll encounter, as you step indoors, off the Mall.

Here’s a couple of  thumbnails.  Protective Perspex shell around Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo capsules cause severe camera reflections.

I just reflected on 50 years and the passage of time.

 

Another Time, Another Place

Back at the Cape, the hardware and software had moved on too.

 

Yes!   This Maurice O'Sullivan Aherne.

Yes! This Maurice O’Sullivan Aherne.

 

 

Near Enough?  I'm getting too close to the LOX.  Hold off the launch 'til I get away from this store of explosives!  Second launch I saw  The first was safely more distant on Cocoa Beach.

Near Enough? I’m getting too close to the LOX. Hold off the launch ’til I get away from this store of explosives! Second launch I saw.   The first was safely more distant on Cocoa Beach.

 

 

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