Kennedy Space Center, Space Flight

An Inside Look at the ‘Astrovan’

17 Nov , 2011 by Video

We’ve all seen the specially made NASA van that takes the astronauts to the launchpad, but normally we don’t get to see what it is like on the inside. NASA just put out this video, letting us Earth-bound folks get a peek inside the shiny, silvery astronaut vehicle. And just take a look who got to drive it…

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.



2 Responses

  1. Michael Currie says:

    This is a great example of what was wrong with the Shuttle Program: using expensive and elaborate custom equipment. What would be wrong with just ferrying the astronauts in a couple of regular minivans?

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