This is crazy! I can’t believe no one told me the rocket I saw launch one year ago this month launched from one of the same pads astronauts will be launching from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011! Not only that, but the tower they built for astronauts to climb up to the top of the rocket where the crew capsule will be, and the crew arm that will take them to it, were both installed when I was there! I was looking at it and didn’t even know it. And of course they will be launching atop an Atlas V rocket, the same type I saw launch! And this is all especially relevant because in one hour NASA will be announcing the crew that will be bringing spaceflight back to the U.S! They should launch in the next year or two.
Click the attachments below to see annotated images identifying the crew tower and crew arm!