Exclusive: A trip inside NASA's historic Space Launch Complex 36, the new Moon Mountain
From the moment that I saw it, I said that's Moon Mountain.
Because it looks, you know, we all love Space Mountain at Disney World.
And it's round, it's white, and maybe might have a graphic on it one day.
But to me it's reminiscent of the surface of the moon.
It's very distinct, because it's a dome, and people will say that's where we're going back to the moon, that's moon mountain.
Imagine some machinery equipment, a machine shop.
That false wall, actually blown out, that leads to a lobby area, so there's no entrance.
And ,. So the structure we're standing on is is the bunker that when mission operations were being held at the pads that weren't very far away with very explosive vehicles this is where the mission engineers would be safe.
They'd go down.
This is a concrete structure.
And below us there are a couple of levels.
At the top level there's the Mission Control.
And in there today are still the remnants of those old machines from the 60s, right, those old monitors and those big dials, and you can.
Can almost hear the ghosts of the engineers back in the 60s.
There are periscopes are us that people looked through.
One of those people, Wernher von Braun himself, you know?
The man who built the rocket systems that took us to the moon.
This was one of the facilities that he used to build up our space program in the United States.
And so it's just a. It's a thrill just to have it for our uses today as we build our little spacecraft that will become a very big thing as we reach out to the moon.
Well, we could never afford this as a private company.
It will be, it will be a big reach to Ford, to be able to build infrastructure here.
But to be able to take what's here, and renovate it.
You know, for the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It, it kind of takes to make it look good again, and livable, and a nice place to work.
It's absolutely a great deal.
We would never be able to find 80 acres of beachfront property on Cape Canaveral.
It's only through the great partnerships we have through Space Florida, through the state of Florida.
The welcome that we have from the 45th Wing, and from Kennedy Space Center.
And all the people just wanna help us do this.
This, you know, the.
The money, is, relatively small compared to the enormous of value and the support we have from the people around us.