Over the past 40 years, American Crane has been involved with the innovative work of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Recently, despite budget cuts, NASA has been in the news with its groundbreaking Mars rover, Curiosity. This uptick in interest for space travel and exploration has renewed the public’s fascination with everything NASA. On top of all of this media interest, it also happens to be the 50th anniversary of the famed Kennedy Space Center. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the folks over at Google Maps have recently added a self-guided virtual tour of the historic facility as if it were just any other house-by-house neighborhood in America. Some of the highlights of the virtual tour include the Space Shuttle Launch Pad, the Vehicle Assembly Building, the Saturn V rocket, and the Atlantis Orbiter. The collection includes over 6,000 stunning panoramic images and you can take the tour anywhere you can get Google Maps.
Everyone at American Crane is thrilled and honored that we finally get to see some of the areas that otherwise have been safeguarded for years. It is also an affirming thing to know that without the kind of crane technology you can find at American Crane, few of NASA’s most ambitious projects would have ever have found their way off the launch-pad and into orbit. Take some time today to “experience” this amazing stimulated tour for yourself. It is truly worthwhile… and you might even see a crane or two!