PHOTO OF THE DAY: Early Sunrise View of Iconic Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center

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NASA's Space Launch System will be assembled inside VAB before heading to the launch pad

An early sunrise view of the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The VAB was home to the final stacking and assembly location of the Apollo Program Saturn V rocket and the Space Shuttle. (NASA image)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – An early sunrise view of the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). The VAB was home to the final stacking and assembly location of the Apollo Program Saturn V rocket and the Space Shuttle.

Soon NASA’s Space Launch System will be assembled inside this building before heading to the launch pad for trips to the Moon.

The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, is the large building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, designed to assemble the large pre-manufactured space vehicle components, such as the massive Saturn V and the Space Shuttle; and stack them vertically onto the mobile launcher platform and crawler-transporter.

At 129,428,000 cubic feet it is one of the largest buildings in the world by volume. The building is at Launch Complex 39 at KSC, halfway between Jacksonville and Miami, and due east of Orlando on Merritt Island on the Atlantic coast of Florida

– Wikipedia contributed to this article.

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