I visited Cape Canaveral when I was a kid. I recall feeling very small, but I also think I didn't appreciate it as much as I would if I go back as an adult.I was at Cape Canaveral maybe 10 yrs ago in late fall, so not many people there. Did a tour and you get bused out to among other things a building where they have the Saturn V displayed horizontally, with gaps in the stages. You can walk under the huge F1 engines which by their mere presence convey incredible power. Seeing the stages up close with the thousands of parts it’s just amazing the thing actually worked.
And it was done during the height of the Vietnam War.
Probably the most impressive man made object I’ve seen, and amongst any sights, it’s up there with the Grand Canyon.
How to get it to the launch pad??
Oh… just assemble it in a building so big rain clouds can form in it, then drive the whole thing attached to the launch tower, out to the pad. Completely nuts.
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March of the Brobdingnagian creation
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7.5 km/sec = 16,777 mph