November 17, 2011

Mobile Launcher Moves to Launch Pad

The mobile launcher that will host NASA’s Space Launch System and new Orion spacecraft was moved to Launch Pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to begin two weeks of structural and systems tests. This is the first time the ML was moved that far. The 6.75 million-pound structure rode to the pad atop one of the crawler-transporters that carried the space shuttles and Saturn V rockets to the launch pads.   credit:  NASA

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