Rocket Ranch pp 163-198 | Cite as

Launch Pads 39A and 39B

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


We’ve seen the facilities where the spacecraft and the launch vehicle were assembled, tested, and integrated into the space vehicle. Now, it’s time to look at the place where the Apollo/Saturn V spent its final 2 months on Earth in the Florida sun: the launch pad. This section of the book will explore the LC-39 launch pads and their supporting facilities. We will also hear first-hand accounts of the challenges of working at the launch pads during the Apollo years.


Storage Tank Space Vehicle Launch Vehicle Liquid Oxygen Firing Room 
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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GreensboroUSA

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