Published on April 25th, 2013 | by NSB Observer0
Houston We Have a Problem (in NSB)
Locals gathered under the South Causeway for a rare sighting during a historic space artifact transport.
This exciting photo opportunity was created by the need of a high tide at Ponce Inlet in order to continue its 30 hour journey up the East coast to the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum in Starke, FL.
“This is standard procedure for low tides,” stated MOBRO Marine Port Captain Mike Rodriguez.
The 200-foot-long barge is carrying a solid rocket booster aft skirt, an external tank transporter and a crew hatch access vehicle.
High tide at Ponce Inlet is expected to be at 9:05 p.m. tonight.
Once through the intracoastal the barge will continue its voyage to the St John’s River, then up to Jacksonville and back down to Green Cove Springs near Palatka, FL. The artifacts will then be transported 60 miles by land to the aviation museum in Starke, FL.
If you happen to “Spot the Tank” during the course of its travels, NASA wants to see your pictures. Be sure to share them on their Facebook page, or share via Twitter using #NasaKennedy. [nggallery id=117]