Kennedy Space Center

Page Three of "Working on KSC

Working at the worlds premier Space Port

I have been privileged & sometimes suffered to work on the highest launch towers and the deepest tunnels under the launch pads. The firing rooms, the remote beach radar sites, the Shuttle Landing Facility, the Orbiter Processing Facilities, the iconic Vertical Assembly Building and the Mobile Launch Platform communications interface.

Always saddened when I meet people who have spent their entire career at Kennedy Space Center without ever entering the expansive VAB or exchanging badges to enter the Launch Pads.

Of course those good folks did not have to suffer the Florida August heat, biting midge & mosquitoes, or shelter from sharp cold on the 240' level of the shuttle launch pads, the 305' level of the ML tower or worry about the world famous Florida lightning storms, the fire ants, wasps & beach Eastern Diamondback Rattle snakes.

World's largest rocket on Launch Pad 39B

KSC is an exciting place & I am lucky to have spent a career working at the space port.

The Kennedy Space Center that I know.

Remote border between the Space Force Base & KSC

The Kennedy Space Center that I know

Photo credit: NASA

KSC resident not bothered by the Florida salt marsh mosquitos

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Return Home from Kennedy Space Center

For pet lovers around the globe, "It's a Matter of Luck" is a collection of heart warming stories of horse rescues from the slaughterhouse. 

Available on Amazon: 

Kim ryba

It's a Matter of Luck: Inspirational, Heartfelt Stories of Horses Given a Second Chance.

by Kim Ryba & Lina T. Lindgren

Warning: This book may cause your eyes to water in a good way. (speaking from experience after reading it)

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Author Bruce Ryba

Author Bruce Ryba at Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39B & Artemis 1. "We are going to the Moon!"

Author's discussion (that's me) on You Tube of a book review on Amazon

For the video versions of information, please check out my YouTube Channel (Turkeys, Flintknapping, dive stories etc.)

My fictional series/stories on Florida history:

Freedoms Quest (book one)
Struggle for the northern frontier and other lost tales of old Florida. 

Available on Amazon

End of Empire

Desperate times call for bold action.
In a desperate move to retain Florida and protect the treasure-laden galleons on their dangerous return journey to Europe, the King of Spain issues a royal decree offering refuge to all English slaves who escape Florida and pick up a musket to defend the coquina walls of Saint Augustine.
In another bold gamble, the King offers refuge to the dissatisfied Indian nations of the southeast who will take up arms against the English.
Clans, traumatized by war and disease, cross the Spanish Frontier to settle the cattle-rich land and burned missions of Florida.

Follow the descendants of the conquistador Louis Castillo in remote Spanish Florida, a wild and swept by diseases, hurricanes, and northern invasions.

 Book Two: Available on Amazon!