August 26, 2002
Launch Complex Models

It's hard for me to see a Saturn V without the mobile launcher right next to it. In real life, the only time a Saturn V wasn't standing beside the structures of the ML was when it was on the way to the moon. Now there's a place building photo-etched kits of all the complexes, from Mercury to the Space Shuttle. They're kinda pricey, but for such a specialized kit it's a wonder they exist at all.

Also, Save the LUT! The LUT is the Launch Umbilical Tower, the big orange thing which formed the most prominent part of the Mobile Launcher. Somebody at NASA didn't have the heart to get rid of all three of them, so one was hacked apart and left in a field behind the complex. It seems to be rotting in the tropical salt air. What can we do to save it?

Update: Also found, which sell DVDs that contain all the footage from Apollo launches. 16mm film, TV downlinks, the works. Looks to be pretty slick packaging too. Pretty darned cool!

Posted by scott at August 26, 2002 02:57 PM

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Don't buy anything right now.

Posted by: Pat on August 26, 2002 06:12 PM
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