Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Big Challenge

The Vehicle Assembly Building under construction in 1965.

I recently came across a copy of The Big Challenge, a 25-minute documentary produced circa 1965 by NASA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The documentary is about the design and construction of Kennedy Space Center, in particular the Vehicle Assembly Building and the LC-39 pads originally used for Apollo.

This copy is in black-and-white; a color version exists but so far I've been unable to obtain a copy. This version also gets fuzzy at times, as the transfer process long ago was less than stellar.

Click here to watch the video. You need Windows Media Player and a broadband (cable modem, DSL) Internet connection.

1 comment:

  1. That video is great.. it's like a 40s era movie about something that happened in the 60s.