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Deep underneath the historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center are a couple rooms very few know about. A lost relic of the Apollo program that now serves as something like a time capsule. These rooms, known as the Rubber and Blast Rooms, were built as a way to escape a potential explosion of a Saturn V moon rocket. I was extremely lucky to finally be granted access to room while on an assignment with SpaceflightNow. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the adventure.

I blogged about my experience HERE!


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Launch Pad 39A Rubber Room by Scriptunas Images, on Flickr

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Launch Pad 39A Rubber Room by Scriptunas Images, on Flickr

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Launch Pad 39A Rubber Room by Scriptunas Images, on Flickr

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Launch Pad 39A Rubber Room by Scriptunas Images, on Flickr

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Launch Pad 39A Rubber Room by Scriptunas Images, on Flickr



Nov 28, 2012 at 07:19 PM
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very cool!


Nov 28, 2012 at 07:27 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Inside NASA's Rubber Room!


Very, Very Kool.


Nov 28, 2012 at 08:20 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Inside NASA's Rubber Room!


Wow - fascinating insight here.


Nov 28, 2012 at 09:12 PM
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Thanks everyone! It was a lot of fun to photograph. I would love to have the opportunity to go back and have a little more time to shoot in the future.


Nov 30, 2012 at 01:50 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Inside NASA's Rubber Room!


I sent your blog link to a friend of mine who is obsessed with the space programme and he had never heard of the Rubber Room, and was very interested. So am I for that matter! Nice find :-)


Nov 30, 2012 at 02:13 AM
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Thanks for sharing, interesting history lesson.
Mirza



Dec 01, 2012 at 01:15 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Inside NASA's Rubber Room!


Fascinating! Thanks for sharing!


Dec 03, 2012 at 04:14 PM
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I had never heard of the rubber room. Wonder how they figured there would be that much time? An explosion, would happen too fast for any life saving procedure.
Great look back into history, Walter. You are doing a great job.

Tom




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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Inside NASA's Rubber Room!


Awesome post!


Dec 08, 2012 at 04:49 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Inside NASA's Rubber Room!


Thanks guys! Happy that I could share the experience and information! I hope to do some more exploring soon of other lesser known parts of the space center. I certainly have plenty of time with the next launch not happening until 2017 or later sadly...


Dec 08, 2012 at 08:51 PM
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picture no.5 is sooo cool! I like all the others but this one just got my attention. Those light rings?! are really cool


Jan 06, 2013 at 09:45 PM
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Walter has gained a well deserved reputation for his coverage of the final flights of the shuttles. I was happy to have worked alongside him during some of those last launches.


Jan 14, 2013 at 02:07 AM
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Very cool



Jan 14, 2013 at 06:40 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Inside NASA's Rubber Room!


Awesome


Jan 15, 2013 at 03:28 PM
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I have received so much cool feedback from this shoot. Gizmodo and several other websites reposted my blog and I even received an e-mail from an Apollo astronauts son whose dad had taken him on a tour of the rooms when he was a kid. It's special to be able to photograph this type of stuff and the feedback makes it just that much more special. Thanks for looking!


Jan 15, 2013 at 07:04 PM
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That's so cool. Sights that most never get to see. Great shots!


Jan 17, 2013 at 07:00 PM





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