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|Vehicle Assembly Building|
|Kennedy Space Center|
Cape Canaveral FL United States
| - factory|
| - hangar|
| - mechanical|
| - science|
| - highrise|
| - atrium|
| - modern|
| - steel|
| - concrete|
| ||Heights|| ||Value||Source / Comments|| |
|Bay doors||456 ft|
architect: Max Urbahn Associates
• Largest building on Earth in terms of volume.
• Previously called the Vertical Assembly Building, it was where the mammoth Saturn V rockets of the Apollo program were constructed.
• The height of the internal VAB bays limit the size of new rocket designs that can be undertaken by NASA. The new Ares V, therefore, with its RS-68 engines, is wider than it was originally planned to be because it could not be taller (the RS-68 engines use more fuel than the originally assigned SSMEs).
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