11/21/19 17:48:35 UTC
327.1250 MHz
CAPE MAY, NJ
Sable? 21
 
11/05/19 16:00:16 UTC
273.700 MHz
ALBEMARLE, NC
"..Ops, JACKPOT61...Who else is going to be using Poinsett in this go?" 11/4/2019 1050h. Good Rx in Stanly Co NC -AJ
 
10/29/19 23:28:09 UTC
134.3000 MHz
NEWBURGH, NY
POLO 90 Talking Boston Center direct WEIRD
 
10/29/19 23:17:35 UTC
121.000 MHz
NEWBURGH, NY
POLO90 clearance to Dover
 
10/29/19 23:01:01 UTC
132.7500 MHz
NEWBURGH, NY
POLO90 doing touch and goes at Stewart
 

11/17/19 20:13:41 UTC
148.625 MHz
A2A, some sort of fixed wing formation. "push to 128.8" @ 1451h. "257.1 for Command Post, Uniform 2" @1455h and discussing landing on Rwy05. Weak rx starting 1430h til last heard approx 1500h which were very good rx, 11/17/2019 -AJ
 
11/15/19 00:24:24 UTC
38.825 MHz
"Can you relay to TALON OPS we're about 30 minutes out from landing..." no response rx'd then "..Say again? Came in kinda garbled" A2A presumably, background noise indicates helo, and indeed bout 60 to 90 seconds later a helo passed from east to west over my position, in Stanly Co NC. Very good rx. 11/14/2019 1844h -AJ
 
11/05/19 16:32:28 UTC
271.4 MHz
Maryland air guard A-10s working Bollen Range, Indiantown Gap, PA.
 
11/02/19 21:48:24 UTC
225.000 MHz
"BACKY62, how do you hear this?" 11-02-2019 1258h. -AJ
 
10/30/19 15:39:25 UTC
140.125 MHz
"...ninety degree left turn..." 1057h 10-29-2019. Earlier in the morning and some on 10-28-2019 had noticed static tx's on this frequency in AM, and finally switched to FM and that was the last transmission rx'd on 140.125 since. Certainly worth watching. -AJ
 
10/29/19 14:52:14 UTC
238.9 MHz
Jake 31 calling for Maine 85 for refueling over Duke MOA
 
10/28/19 19:38:57 UTC
255.675 MHz
NL Volkel excercise
 



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Kennedy Space Center Launch Control Center

On 6/15/2012 Kennedy Space Center starting allowing tours of the Launch Control Center, this is the first time in over 30 years the public was allowed in this building. I was lucky to take the tour with only 10 people on 6/19/2012. This tour is only being offered for a very short time, I strongly suggest you schedule a tour as you will be able to walk the halls where some of the most important things in human history has ever happened! When walking in the front doors my legs began to shake knowing I just entered such a historic building.

The tour starts in the main lobby, wow, it doesn't look like the lobby area has been remodeled since the building was built in the 1960's!

You'll see some artwork, as well as a wall with mission patches of every manned space flight launched from this building. Then you will go down a long hallway to a small elevator. There were 10 of us on the tour, plus 2 security guards (this is the most secure building at KSC) and a tour-guide. Needless to say the elevator was crowded! It was this very same elevator that nearly every President has taken to view the Firing room, many Kings, Astronauts, and Dr. Wernher von Braun. You take the elevator to the 3rd floor, here you go will then enter a very modern state-of-the art Firing Room #4.

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Sign at the entrance of the Launch Control Center.


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Apollo 11 Mission Patch. This wall contains the mission patch of every manned launch conducted from this building.


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Doors leading to Firing Room #4. The etching on the door says "The Greatest Launch Team In The World Enters Through These Doors".


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This picture is standing in the trench of the Firing Room looking towards the windows that view Pads 39A & B.


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Looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-A. Pad 39-A has been 'mothballed', this is where the last shuttle lunched from.


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Closeup looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-A. Pad 39-A has been 'mothballed', this is where the last shuttle lunched from.


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Looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-B. Pad 39-B is being modified for the new SLS (Space Launch System) series of rockets. The SLS will be nearly as large as the Saturn-V but much more powerfull!


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Closeup looking out of Firing Room #4 at Pad 39-B. Pad 39-B is being modified for the new SLS (Space Launch System) series of rockets. The SLS will be nearly as large as the Saturn-V but much more powerfull!


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This picture was taken while standing inside the bubble room. With its wall of interior windows through which the Kennedy Space Center management team viewed what went on in the firing room below. Behind my back is the exterior windows that overlook Pads 39-A & B.


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This picture is of the Asst. Landing Recovery Director's console. This picture was taken from the bubble room.


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Photo taken from the bubble room. These are the STS-135 Launch Procedure Books. Notice the dust on the bottom shelf, where is the cleaning crew???


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Photo taken from where the Launch Director (The Boss) position overlooking the entire Firing Room. Behind my back are the windows that overlook Pads 39-A&B.


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Photo of the Launch Director Console.


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Close up of the Launch Director Console.


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After the launch of the last Shuttle Mission STS-135 Launch Director Michael Leinbach signed the bottom of the "Launch Directors" sign.


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View of the "Clocks" from the Launch Directors position.


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Communications Console


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Range Safety Console


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This is an older Firing Room that was used for early Shuttle Launches as well as Apollo Launches to the moon. We were not allowed in this room, but I took a quick picture through the door.


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After we left the Launch Control Center, the tour bus took us out to Pad 39-A. This is where STS-135 (last shuttle flight) launched from. This pad has been mothballed, there are no plans for this pad at this time. If you notice to the left of the photo you'll see a series of wires going down at an angel, these are the escape lines from the Shuttle crew incase of an emergency on the launch pad.


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Pad 39-A, where STS-135 (last shuttle flight) was launched from.


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Pad 39-A, where STS-135 (last shuttle flight) was launched from.


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Launch Control Center building, these are the windows that overlook both Pads 39-A & B.


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Launch gantry for the new SLS series of rockets. Almost as large as the Saturn-V but more powerful! Currently it is under construction sitting just outside of the VAB.


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The crawler used to take the Saturn V, and Space Shuttles to the launch pad. It will also be used to transport the SLS rockets to the pad before launch.