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A crawler-transporter with mobile launcher platform on top makes its way from the Orbiter Processing Facility high bay.

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A crawler-transporter with mobile launcher platform on top makes its way from the Orbiter Processing Facility along the once-buried portion of the Apollo-era crawlerway leading to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) high bay. The road was restored as part of KSC’s Safe Haven project. High bay 2 provides a third stacking area.. The primary goal of the Safe Haven construction project was to strengthen readiness for hurricane season by expanding the VAB’s storage capacity. The new area, in high bay 2, will allow NASA to preassemble stacks and still have room in the VAB to pull a Shuttle back from the pad if severe weather threatens. Potential rollouts of the Space Shuttle to the launch pad from high bay 2 will involve making a turn around the north side of the VAB in contrast to the straight rollouts from high bays 1 and 3, on the east side of the VAB facing the launch pads

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  • Title: A crawler-transporter with mobile launcher platform on top makes its way from the Orbiter Processing Facility high bay.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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