10 Photographs of NASA’s Abandoned Launch Sites: Space Program’s Forgotten History

Mr. Miller a passionate photographer journeyed across the US for a project, which required capturing stills from the abandoned NASA sites. He explored nearly 16 space launch sites including research facilities in Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, Utah, New Mexico, and California.

We are indebted to Mr. Miller’s effort because of which we were able to see the photographs of various space program’s forgotten history. Many of these sites have been demolished or repurposed especially the facilities at Cape Canaveral.

Since the sites are still under the jurisdiction of NASA or secure military bases, hence acquiring stills was not that easy. It took nearly two years for Miller to get permission to visit the locations and hence, accomplishing the project.

He was able to raise more than $25,000 funding via Kickstarter program and envisions carrying on his passion of photographing abandoned space centers as and when they become available. So for the time being, please find (below) the ten pictures clicked by the photographer himself:

1) Saturn V F1 engine at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida


2) A cable tunnel at the Gemini Titan Complex 19 in Florida

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3) A wind tunnel test chamber at the Langley Research Center in Virginia


4) Bolts pictured at Atlas Complex 13 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

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5) A plug board at Complex 26 in Florida


6) Atlas Launch Complex 36B


7) A launch ring restored at the Apollo Saturn Complete 34


8) Rubber Room Launch Pad 39B in the Kennedy Space Center


9) The Gemini Titan Complex 19


10) A liquid fuel tanks used for the Apollo program


Source: Daily Mail

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