Video: An Inside Look at the ‘Astrovan’

by Nancy Atkinson on November 17, 2011

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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…


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also is the host of the NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast and works with Astronomy Cast. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Lights in the Dark November 17, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Sweet ride!

Michael Currie November 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM

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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