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Vehicle Assembly Building

Seen across the water of the Launch Complex 39 turn basin, a crawler-transporter, carrying Mobile Launcher Platform (MLP) number 3 with a set of twin solid rocket boosters bolted atop, crawls out of the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building during the second engineering analysis vibration test on the crawler and MLP. The crawler is moving at various speeds up to 1 mph in an effort to achieve vibration data gathering goals as it leaves the VAB, travels toward Launch Pad 39A and then returns.
Source: NASAPhoto Number: KSC-03PD-3166

General Information

Function / usage: Spacecraft hangar / assembly building
Completed in: 1965

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Cape Canaveral, Brevard County, Florida, USA, North America
Part of:

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 158 m
height 160 m
length 218 m
number of floors (above ground) 40
building volume 3 664 883 m³

Quantities

structural steel 89 421 t
concrete volume 49 696 m³

Materials

building structure steel

Participants

Design
Structural engineering
Contractor

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0003280
Created: 19/05/2002
Last Updated: 29/07/2014