Just a few pictures of a model of the Launch Umbilical Tower in 1/400 scale I made a few years ago. The Saturn V is a Dragon model. This is my tribute to those magnificent people that worked to put a man on the moon before 1970. I still quite can't believe that there are still people who refuse to believe in this brilliant achievement. Especially given the plethora of scientific information available on the web nowadays. I'm really enjoying the event and there has been some great stuff on the TV showing a load of previously unseen footage of the event.
A picture sourced from NASA showing the real Apollo 11 en route to Pad 39A.
My take of the Launch Umbilical Tower as copied from the picture of the real thing behind.
Outside shot in the garden. The plane going over was just a lucky coincidence as I took the shot.
All the way from Cape Killarney! This is where I live in Southern Ireland.
A night shot - the tower has been stuffed with a set of cheap LEDs run from a battery. The light shines out of small drilled holes in the tower.
I was a young boy in 1969 and the Apollo moonshots dominated our lives. It was an exciting time to be alive during an era full of hope for the future. We were a lot less introspective back then and all of us thought we'd be living on the moon by now. What a wonderful achievement - the benefits of which we have been living off ever since.