In honour of the Kennedy Space centre’s 50th birthday, Google’s released a huge set of panoramic images of the launch complex, in collaboration with NASA. The virtual tour consists of over 6,000 high definition panoramic shots from inside the Kennedy Space centre.
From the Google Maps Blog:
Among the images you can now explore online with the click of your mouse are the space shuttle launch pad, Vehicle Assembly Building and Launch Firing Room #4. Gaze down from the top of the enormous launch pad, peer up at the towering ceiling of the Vehicle Assembly Building (taller than the Statue of Liberty) and get up close to one of the space shuttle’s main engines, which is powerful enough to generate 400,000 lbs of thrust. From these vantage points, anyone can live out his or her childhood dream of becoming an astronaut.
The images make up the largest special collection of street view images to date. See the entire collection.
NOW WATCH: Briefing videos
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.