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Me at LC14 where the Atlas was launched. To the right of my head is the iconic Kennedy Space Center Vehicle Assembly Building.

Yesterday I went out to Cape Canaveral Air Force Base to see the sites and get some information for my TV project, Detonation, which is about the Atlas rocket, America’s first nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile.  This is me on top of the launch pad where the first Atlas was launched, and where four of the Mercury 7 astronauts were launched.  The dome structure in the background is the blockhouse where all the launch controls were located.  Even further in the background you can see the launch structure where the next Delta launch is scheduled to happen in november (they had the booster engines up!), and to the right of my head is Kennedy Space Center’s VAB, where they’ve built everything from the Saturn V to the Space Shuttles and current Atlas V rockets.  Not only did I get to look at technical manuals and launch procedures that 50 years ago were top secret documents, I got a personal tour of the sites and what’s currently out at CCAFB (for security reasons, you have to get clearance to be allowed on by yourself, but you can get on as part of a tour group from Kennedy Space Center).
This just goes to show the kind of stuff you can get access to if you’re really dedicated to your historical research- you can get your hands on primary documents from museums and archives if you ask.  I had a fantastic time and learned a ton.  If I’m super incredibly lucky and word really hard, maybe some day in the future I’ll be back out filming here as the executive producer of Detonation! View high resolution

cwnerd12:

Me at LC14 where the Atlas was launched. To the right of my head is the iconic Kennedy Space Center Vehicle Assembly Building.

Yesterday I went out to Cape Canaveral Air Force Base to see the sites and get some information for my TV project, Detonation, which is about the Atlas rocket, America’s first nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile.  This is me on top of the launch pad where the first Atlas was launched, and where four of the Mercury 7 astronauts were launched.  The dome structure in the background is the blockhouse where all the launch controls were located.  Even further in the background you can see the launch structure where the next Delta launch is scheduled to happen in november (they had the booster engines up!), and to the right of my head is Kennedy Space Center’s VAB, where they’ve built everything from the Saturn V to the Space Shuttles and current Atlas V rockets.  Not only did I get to look at technical manuals and launch procedures that 50 years ago were top secret documents, I got a personal tour of the sites and what’s currently out at CCAFB (for security reasons, you have to get clearance to be allowed on by yourself, but you can get on as part of a tour group from Kennedy Space Center).

This just goes to show the kind of stuff you can get access to if you’re really dedicated to your historical research- you can get your hands on primary documents from museums and archives if you ask.  I had a fantastic time and learned a ton.  If I’m super incredibly lucky and word really hard, maybe some day in the future I’ll be back out filming here as the executive producer of Detonation!

Q
Can I draw the clouthes you post?
A

of course!

Ball Gown
Jacques Doucet, 1890s
The Mint Museum View high resolution

Ball Gown

Jacques Doucet, 1890s

The Mint Museum

Ball Gown
Jacques Doucet, 1898-1902
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ball Gown

Jacques Doucet, 1898-1902

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Suit
Jacques Doucet, 1895
The Victoria & Albert Museum View high resolution

Suit

Jacques Doucet, 1895

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Tea Gown
Jacques Doucet, 1907
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tea Gown

Jacques Doucet, 1907

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Dress
Jacques Doucet, 1905-1910
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Dress

Jacques Doucet, 1905-1910

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Dress
Jacques Doucet, 1895
Whitaker Auctions View high resolution

Evening Dress

Jacques Doucet, 1895

Whitaker Auctions

Evening Dress
Jacques Doucet, 1905-1907
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Dress

Jacques Doucet, 1905-1907

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Dress
Jacques Doucet, 1880s
The Metropolitan Museum of Art View high resolution

Evening Dress

Jacques Doucet, 1880s

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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