Sunday, November 8, 2015

Going Up, Part 9

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On November 7, for the first time SpaceX raised its new transporter erector on Kennedy Space Center's Pad 39A. The American flag flew triumphantly from its apex.

I headed out today hoping to photograph it for you.

But the erector was back to horizontal, although it was still parked on the pad.

So below are photos taken today of the erector and other elements of the pad still under renovation.

Before that, here are the links to the images from earlier this year:

Going Up, Part 1 (January 31)

Going Up, Part 2 (February 24)

Going Up, Part 3 (March 29)

Going Up, Part 4 (April 27)

Going Up, Part 5 (May 26)

Going Up, Part 6 (June 27)

Going Up, Part 7 (August 9)

Going Up, Part 8 (October 16)

Just for fun, here are two transportation vehicles in the administrative parking lot at the bottom of the pad ramp.

A commercial crew vehicle, and ...

... a heavy lift transport vehicle.

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