IMPRESSIVE! the technology in the background as well ;-)

 

Ring a bell?  The actual 1947 X-1 in Smithsonian, Washington DC.  I'm the 1955 model here.

Ring a bell? The actual 1947 X-1 in Smithsonian, Washington DC. I’m the 1955 model here.

 

A few klics short of 1400 kilometres south of DC to……..

 

Cape Canaveral, Fla.

  

 

 Saturn 1 older brother of Saturn 5

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

 

 Saturn 1’s first stage gathering of 8 H-1 old engines or “Cluster’s Last Stand”.  .  This is the forerunner to the Saturn 5.  10 launches. 10 successes. 1961-1965

Here’s 10 we made earlier. 

Saturn Ipic credit above exclusive to NASA

Saturn 1pic credit: NASA

 

 

 

Now that’s Heavy Metal!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 This is as close as I ever wish to get to Disney 50 miles west of here. This capsule is the only facsimile in a garden of real rockets within this 200 square mile estate at KSC. A short hop away around Cape Canaveral is the coast of rocket launch sites with a history from 1958 to present. 

 More real ‘stuff’  I photographed at the Smithsonian on the Mall in DC; and at Udvar -Hazy in Chantilly, Virginia. 

Back to more real, old and in some parts rusty business

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Some miles west but still in serious rocket town……

On the Indian River west of Cape Canaveral and not a bad spot for launch viewing.

On the Indian River west of Cape Canaveral.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Time for a stogie.  Can’t get Cuban in these parts!  I did look!  Now….. if….

 I could find a cruiser somewhere around here, Havana is quite close. What?

 Forget the US Coastguard! 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 There was of course another bird waiting for me when I got back!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“Nice view of the launch pad” she said.   “Come here often”?

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 “You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you”

 

 

 

Copyright © MOSAherne2013 · All Rights Reserved.

 

Advertisements

About Maurice O'Sullivan Aherne

As to the Gravatar inquiry which asks 'About Me' ? There is a life sustaining atmosphere. If they meant ...a description; there is more than the fraction shared online.
This entry was posted in NOT ONLY, BUT ALSO..... and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.