03/03/21 17:07:29 UTC
122.800 MHz
ALBEMARLE, NC
"GECKO06, no drop, no drop" Prob a C27J, tail#10-27030 (AE4CFE) at 12,500ft over KMEB vic. 3/3/2021, 1200hrs. -AJ
 
03/03/21 02:25:31 UTC
240.350 MHz
CLINTWOOD, VA
Mid air re-fueling training Eddie62
 
03/03/21 01:42:27 UTC
252.100 MHz
WAUCONDA, IL
Correction MASH84 KC135 near Toledo OH
 
03/03/21 01:41:41 UTC
252.100 MHz
WAUCONDA, IL
BRICKYARD MASH85 FL250 Code 2 one write up
 
03/02/21 17:58:17 UTC
276.500 MHz
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Mid air re-fueling training
 

02/14/21 02:49:06 UTC
132.550 MHz
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02/12/21 07:43:49 UTC
121.500 MHz
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02/12/21 07:41:41 UTC
123.300 MHz
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02/12/21 07:40:05 UTC
252.100 MHz
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02/12/21 07:38:31 UTC
281.025 MHz
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02/12/21 07:31:27 UTC
243.000 MHz
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02/12/21 07:29:55 UTC
123.550 MHz
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Kennedy Space Center Launch Control Center

On 6/15/2012 Kennedy Space Center starting allowing tours of the Launch Control Center, this is the first time in over 30 years the public was allowed in this building. I was lucky to take the tour with only 10 people on 6/19/2012. This tour is only being offered for a very short time, I strongly suggest you schedule a tour as you will be able to walk the halls where some of the most important things in human history has ever happened! When walking in the front doors my legs began to shake knowing I just entered such a historic building.

The tour starts in the main lobby, wow, it doesn't look like the lobby area has been remodeled since the building was built in the 1960's!

You'll see some artwork, as well as a wall with mission patches of every manned space flight launched from this building. Then you will go down a long hallway to a small elevator. There were 10 of us on the tour, plus 2 security guards (this is the most secure building at KSC) and a tour-guide. Needless to say the elevator was crowded! It was this very same elevator that nearly every President has taken to view the Firing room, many Kings, Astronauts, and Dr. Wernher von Braun. You take the elevator to the 3rd floor, here you go will then enter a very modern state-of-the art Firing Room #4.

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Sign at the entrance of the Launch Control Center.


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Apollo 11 Mission Patch. This wall contains the mission patch of every manned launch conducted from this building.


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Doors leading to Firing Room #4. The etching on the door says "The Greatest Launch Team In The World Enters Through These Doors".


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This picture is standing in the trench of the Firing Room looking towards the windows that view Pads 39A & B.


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Looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-A. Pad 39-A has been 'mothballed', this is where the last shuttle lunched from.


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Closeup looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-A. Pad 39-A has been 'mothballed', this is where the last shuttle lunched from.


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Looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-B. Pad 39-B is being modified for the new SLS (Space Launch System) series of rockets. The SLS will be nearly as large as the Saturn-V but much more powerfull!


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Closeup looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-B. Pad 39-B is being modified for the new SLS (Space Launch System) series of rockets. The SLS will be nearly as large as the Saturn-V but much more powerfull!


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This picture was taken while standing inside the bubble room. With its wall of interior windows through which the Kennedy Space Center management team viewed what went on in the firing room below. Behind my back is the exterior windows that overlook Pads 39-A & B.


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This picture is of the Asst. Landing Recovery Director's console. This picture was taken from the bubble room.


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Photo taken from the bubble room. These are the STS-135 Launch Procedure Books. Notice the dust on the bottom shelf, where is the cleaning crew???


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Photo taken from where the Launch Director (The Boss) position overlooking the entire Firing Room. Behind my back are the windows that overlook Pads 39-A&B.


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Photo of the Launch Director Console.


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Close up of the Launch Director Console.


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After the launch of the last Shuttle Mission STS-135 Launch Director Michael Leinbach signed the bottom of the "Launch Directors" sign.


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View of the "Clocks" from the Launch Directors position.


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Communications Console


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Range Safety Console


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This is an older Firing Room that was used for early Shuttle Launches as well as Apollo Launches to the moon. We were not allowed in this room, but I took a quick picture through the door.


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After we left the Launch Control Center, the tour bus took us out to Pad 39-A. This is where STS-135 (last shuttle flight) launched from. This pad has been mothballed, there are no plans for this pad at this time. If you notice to the left of the photo you'll see a series of wires going down at an angel, these are the escape lines from the Shuttle crew incase of an emergency on the launch pad.


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Pad 39-A, where STS-135 (last shuttle flight) was launched from.


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Pad 39-A, where STS-135 (last shuttle flight) was launched from.


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Launch Control Center building, these are the windows that overlook both Pads 39-A & B.


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Launch gantry for the new SLS series of rockets. Almost as large as the Saturn-V but more powerful! Currently it is under construction sitting just outside of the VAB.


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The crawler used to take the Saturn V, and Space Shuttles to the launch pad. It will also be used to transport the SLS rockets to the pad before launch.