Images from the Kennedy Space Center July 6, 2013

Launchpad 39A.  All of the Saturn V missions to the moon launched from this site as well as many of the shuttle launches.

Flame trench at launchpad 39A

Once construction completed in 1966, the Vehicle Assembly Building stood at 526 feet tall, 715 feet in length and 518 feet wide making it the largest single story building in the world.  I was used to assemble the Saturn V rocket as well a staging the Shuttle to the solid rocket booster and external fuel tank.

Space shuttle Atlantis
First flight October 3rd, 1985
Final flight July 8, 2011 landing July 21, 2011 having flown a total of 125,935,769 miles in space.