Kennedy Space Center Underground Photo Room inside "Rubber Room"



The flight of the Space Shuttle ended in 2011, but it was used since the Apollo planKennedy Space CenterThere are photos of rubber-wrapped rooms, tunnels, and shelters made under the launch pads 39A and 39B of the space shuttle at Space Shuttle.

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This is an emergency evacuation system of emergency prepared for astronauts and staff, built in the middle of competition of space development, what has been left only 45 years now. This base facing Florida East CoastSaturn VSupplied fuel to help stabilize the launch of the Space Shuttle, but as safety considerations are still insufficientLaunch pads 39A and 39BIt is said that this protection facility was built in the basement.

The astronauts and staff at the top of the rocket will arrive at the platform using an elevator that will rush down in an emergency and will jump down to the slide that will continue to the basement on the north side of the platform. And this rubber room is about 200 meters sliding the slide. The door to enter the shelter is opened on the left side.


The rubber room depicts a gentle slope, and the staff who have come down from the slide "has become able to slow down speed reasonably.


It looks like it is seen from the opposite side of the above picture. You can see the exit of the slide in the back of the room. By being wrapped in rubber, the room absorbs the impact of the explosion that happened on the ground.


This is the door of the shelter. It is heavy and it is designed to prevent gusts caused by explosion.



It looks like the inside of the shelter was seen from the rubber room side.




Now it looks like she saw the rubber room from inside the shelter.


The inside of the shelter is dome-shaped. The staff will wait in this for the emergency situation to go away.


In the shelter, 20 chairs are lined in a circle and a toilet is also equipped. A carbon dioxide absorbing device is also placed so that you can survive properly while waiting for the rescue team.


There is another door for escape for the time the room needs further evacuation, there is also an escape tunnel to go to the west side of the launch table.


A tunnel that goes to the west of the launch paddy.


An arrow indicating an emergency exit. The 1200 m tunnel was also used as an air intake for sending to the environmental control system and was also used to supply fresh air to the space shuttle.


This system was created during the Apollo project and later dropped to a place away from the shooting point with a slide wire type basket, and on the ground we got on the improved M113 Armored Military Transport Vehicle and headed to the heliport Was used until it was taken. NASA's planned manned spacecraft planConstellation planAs a result of the suspension of the space shuttle in 2011, the use of launch pads 39A and 39B was also stopped.

The rubber room in the basement of the launch pad 39B was disposed of due to paint problems, but the launch pad 39A underground is still accessible, so this time the picture was taken.

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