Waiting on rotor hats and then it’s go time.
Midway Gardens, Chicago Illinois. 1914 Frank Lloyd Wright. (Demolished in 1923).
Opened 100 years ago today.
Hiroshi Takahashi is such a rad guy
@AngusSampson On set w/ #Insidious:Chapter 3 director. Kinda looks like @creepypuppet don’t you think?
Of the hundreds of times I have seen the Saturn V rocket, at all the locations it is on display in the world, never has it ever been as beautiful or commanding as it was this time.
The five J-2 engines on the second stage attracted my eye the most. The countless wires, chambers, and fuel pumps of the engines contrasted with lack of aerodynamic protection gave the business end of the S-II a mechanical sense that I have never really appreciated before. Sure, the five F-1 engines on the S-IC or the single J-2 on the S-IVB are equally as complex and exposed, but for some reason, the cluster of them on the second stage is appealing.
A surprising lack of people in the building gave me great opportunities for pictures I normally avoid taking due to crowds, and I was able to see the rocket in a totally different perspective.
45 years ago, three astronauts blasted off on a mission to put man on the moon.