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Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida preparations are.

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Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, preparations are underway to lower crawler-transporter 2, or CT-2, from jack stands so that work can begin to re-stall the large crawler tracks. The crawler is being prepared for rollout in January 2014 to test the new bearings that were recently installed.

Work continues in high bay 2 to upgrade CT-2. The modifications are designed to ensure CT-2’s ability to transport launch vehicles currently in development, such as the agency’s Space Launch System, to the launch pad. The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program office at Kennedy is overseeing the upgrades. For more than 45 years the crawler-transporters were used to transport the mobile launcher platform and the Apollo-Saturn V rockets and, later, space shuttles to Launch Pads 39A and B. For more information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/pdf/638823main_crawler-transporter.pdf. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann

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  • Title: Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida preparations are.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
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