Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Launch Control Center, Apollo 8
As you enter the Saturn V center at the Kennedy Space Center, you go through a series of shows/displays to take you through a lunar flight. Here, the Launch Control Center (LCC) is reproduced as it appeared the morning Apollo 8 launched on mans first flight around the Moon. They simulate what it was like during launch with the noise and light of a Saturn V launch as the consoles reproduce the activity from December 1968 when the crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders headed where no man had gone before. This image was taken with the kit lens on my 20D at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/25 seconds at f/3.5, ISO 800.