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  • The Ares I-X flight test vehicle arrived at the pad atop of a giant crawler-transporter at approximately 7:45 a.m.

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: October 2009 Archives

  • The crawler-transporter left Kennedy's Vehicle Assembly Building at 1:39 a.m., traveling less than 1 mph during the 4.2-mile journey.

    Ares I-X at the Launchpad | Universe Today

  • The base will be lighter than space shuttle mobile launcher platforms so the crawler-transporter can pick up the added load of the 345-foot tower and taller rocket.

    What's Next for the Ares Rocket? | Universe Today

  • His clandestine effort has now become the twenty-four/seven focus of the entire Kennedy Space Center, and the orbiter is already on its way aboard the crawler-transporter from the vehicle assembly building to Pad 39B, the nearly fourteen million pounds of launcher and spacecraft moving at less than a mile per hour.


  • Like every visitor, I was overwhelmed by the Vehicle Assembly Building and that landgoing ship, the 3,000-ton crawler-transporter, with its maximum speed (unloaded) of two miles an hour.

    The Lost Worlds of 2001

  • EST 0100 Feb. 1 GMT using its massive Apollo-era crawler-transporter vehicle.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Atlantis' crew -- commander Christopher Ferguson, pilot Douglas Hurley, flight engineer Rex Walheim and Sandra Magnus -- marveled at the view as the spaceplane, mounted atop a powerful crawler-transporter, rolled past a throng of spaceport workers who gathered near the Vehicle Assembly Building to witness NASA's last shuttle "rollout."

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • The space shuttle Discovery rolls to the launch pad after emerging from NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building atop a crawler-transporter at Kennedy Space Center on Monday night. Top headlines

  • The 18-story spaceship was bathed in powerful xenon floodlights as it crept out of the landmark Vehicle Assembly Building atop a mobile launcher platform and a giant crawler-transporter. News

  • Riding aboard the crawler-transporter, the shuttle completed the 3. 4-mile trip and was secured to the pad by 7 a.m.

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