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Thursday, September 23, 2021

CONTEXT: Origin of NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)

No, your memory isn't playing tricks on you. The big box was originally called the “Vertical Assembly Building”, as opposed to the adjacent Operations and Checkout Building where Apollo spacecraft were integrated and checked out before being mated vertically to the Saturn V booster. It was renamed “Vehicle Assembly Building” on 1965-02-03, anticipating its future use with other launchers.

Posted at September 23, 2021 11:31