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As mentioned, the LUT model will be able to bear the weight of the Revell 1/96 Saturn.

As a model designer you have to think about where you want to start.

LUT and Apollo 11

Hereby I officially open the construction blog for the second part of the moon landing trilogy - the Launcher Umbilical Tower, or LUT for short.

Tail of Space Shuttle Atlantis

Officially kept and maintained as emergency backup, it was already quite sure that she will fly one more time. Good luck on your last missions, Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis!

Robert D. Cabana

It became totally quiet, when this gentleman and his daughter entered OPF 1 and we had a short but very heartly meet & greet. Afterwards I learned, who Robert Cabana really is. A space shuttle veteran with over 1,000 hours in space logged, and the director of the Kennedy Space Center.

 

Schedule board the the Orbiter Processing Facility

Walking over to High Bay 1, I came across this schedule board *ggg*. Now, seven months later, STS 135 is official and confirmed, so no problem to show it here ;) - the time table above however will be delayed I guess.

Office within the OPV

If you always wanted to know, how an office in the shadow of the Shuttle looks like - voilá.

Rear view of the Endeavour

... is the most complex machine on earth - well, maybe besides the LHC at CERN. Once you look behind the scenes, you can understand why. It’s not only the orbiter, it’s all the infrastructure behind.

Rear view of the Endeavour

The engines and the vertical tail are removed thus giving you a view to some inner organs and a lot of maintenance piping around. However, you never would think of a whole orbiter behind all this, would you?

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