Moved this page to the bottom of the list. Page under construction---culling information on this subject.... Just might re type the whole thing
"Mysteries" may be to broad of word to use. Covers a lot of diverse subjects.
But.....sometimes I wonder......or I would not have made this page.
A guard at the gate sent this photo of the Mobile Launch Tower at Launch Pad 39B.
No one could figure out what caused the clouds to ripple behind the tower
Kennedy Space Center is a paradoxical collection of ancient history and modern events bordering on science fiction.
A menagerie of ambiguous buildings, tunnels, eccentric engineers, NASA, Air Force and Navy bases, a National Park, an endangered species wildlife refuge, tourist mecca-visitor center & nude beach, giant alligators, all set upon an ancient hurricane swept barrier island; where the bones of Ice age fauna mingle with Spanish gold and fragments of exploded rockets. (Space is a harsh mistress)
Hence the esoteric contradictions of mounds, ruins, shipwrecks & top secret robotic space shuttles.
KSC is now deemed a “Multi-User Space Port” –a transformational epicenter of risk taking and ambiguous bureaucratic red tape. A space port to the Red Planet Mars. (so cool)
Life on a rocket base....Yield to the big stuff...
Of course this means a tsunami of possibilities, of cryptic stories, unique mysteries, dark places & obscure buildings. A unique harbinger of random tales, and a pensive obscure missive of the past & dreamy nocturne of the future.
In plain words: A really fun place to work!
Rocket launches, they just never stop. And now we have landings again. Sometimes secret, sometimes not....
(Photo: Launch abort test, my pic)
And artifacts from the pre-European conquest
Ais Indian artifact exposed by a gopher tortoise.
VAB in the background (one of the world's largest buildings)
I have already created a few web pages of just plain curiosities of the Space Center:
*A piece of torn metal found on the restricted beach -a rocket part?
* A mysterious hand cast in the ruins. Almost sad
Air Force X-37 mini robotic shuttle on the Shuttle landing strip. VAB in the Background
Photo Credit: NASA
Just heard the roar of the Atlas rocket and the sixth flight of an X-37B, a super, super secret spacecraft that’s flown by remote control without a crew.
I say "heard" because clouds at least from my point of view, blocked 100% of the launch.
However it was an impressive roar!
No idea when the space craft will return to KSC. (Always landing at night)
The winged spacecraft resembles NASA’s old shuttles, but is just one-quarter the size at 29 feet (9 meters) long.
The Air Force has two of these reusable space planes. Their Hanger is the old OPF 1&2, the former space shuttle hangars.
A Pre space center Harvard Gun Club?
Mysterious animal out by the nude beach.
The wildlife biologist said "That was on the center? Send me that photo"
Photo credit: Herb
No explanation of the Fred Mystery
B52 crash on the cape. Not a mystery in the classic sense but more or less forgotten history & a great 1968 newspaper article.
Abandoned buildings dot the space center and Air Force Base
That an alien? No. SCAPE suit
SLS & EM1 animation. Best found so far.
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My book on Florida history:
Struggle for the northern frontier and other lost tales of old Florida