Ride the Crawler Transporter

February 23, 2015 – the Ground Ops crew were testing the renovated Crawler Transporter 2, heading out to Pad 39B and back to the VAB. The press were invited to go for a 20-minute ride.
KSC has expected a larger turn out of media, but a breaking news event in Melbourne caused many of the regular media to miss this event. Thus, we rode for about three-quarters of a mile – almost an hour.

Crawler Transporter

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On the way out to KSC, I thought it would be fun to put a GoPro on the ground and capture the underside of the CT-2 as it passed overhead. There are actually two passes here: the first one under the center of the CT-2, and the second one between the two treads on one side.

Bill Jelen

When Bill is not covering Florida launches, he is the host of MrExcel.com and the author of 49 books about Microsoft Excel.