space program http://kmuw.org en Into It: Crawlers http://kmuw.org/post/it-crawlers-0 <p>Since the Apollo missions of the sixties, the Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been home to an odd couple: a pair of crawler-transporters. Weighing in at six million pounds, their gargantuan metal slab is reminiscent of an oil rig carted around atop four military tanks.</p><p>Every space voyage begins its journey on the back of a crawler. From the towering Saturn V rockets to the line of relatively compact shuttles that followed, the odd ritual looks like this:</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:05:03 +0000 Andrew Bales 9379 at http://kmuw.org Into It: Crawlers Into It: Crawlers http://kmuw.org/post/it-crawlers <p>Since the Apollo missions of the sixties, the Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been home to an odd couple: a pair of crawler-transporters. Weighing in at six million pounds, their gargantuan metal slab is reminiscent of an oil rig carted around atop four military tanks.</p><p>Every space voyage begins its journey on the back of a crawler. From the towering Saturn V rockets to the line of relatively compact shuttles that followed, the odd ritual looks like this:</p> Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:38:41 +0000 Andrew Bales 1902 at http://kmuw.org Into It: Crawlers