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Offline JayP

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Conversion of LC39 from Saturn to STS
« on: 02/15/2011 03:13 PM »
I found these photos on a frech language space history site and I thought I would share.

http://www.capcomespace.net/dossiers/espace_US/

When they were converting LC39A from Saturn to the Shuttle, they used portions of the ML-3 LUT to create the main structure of the FSS. What I found interesting was that they moved ML-2 out to the pad and used it as a sort of scaffolding for building the RSS in place. In the photos, you can see the beams attached to the ML deck that supported the botom of the new structure.

Offline Mark Dave

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Re: Conversion of LC39 from Saturn to STS
« Reply #1 on: 02/15/2011 03:22 PM »
I've been to that site. Yeah these photos give good contrast from the past and present LC-39.

I hope Spacecraft films has some of this for a new dvd. :)


Offline Archibald

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Re: Conversion of LC39 from Saturn to STS
« Reply #2 on: 02/15/2011 06:44 PM »
Capcom espace is a well researched website, kind of french space Launch Report ;) Worth a look even if you don't read french.
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