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Marion in Marion County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe

 
 
NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 5, 2019
1. NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Marker
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This display is a single Crawler Tread shoe that was used on the enormous NASA Crawler-Transporters. These transporters were used to move the Apollo spacecraft, Skylab space station, and other space shuttles to the launch site at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA's Crawler-Transporter, desighned (sic) and built by Marion Power Shovel, were the two most massive vehicles were made. One of the Crawler's unique features was the giant tracks or treads that propelled the vehicle along. There were eight treads, two per corner, with each track containing 57 shoes. Each shoe was 7.5 feet long, 1.5 feet wide, and weighed 12,100 pounds.

The complete crawler weighed 16 million pounds and could carry a load of 6,000 tons. When a rocket was loaded onto the Crawler, it was mounted vertically on the launch assembly and transportation by the Crawler to the launchpad.
 
Erected by Brookpark, Ohio NASA facility.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 40° 

NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 5, 2019
2. NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe Marker
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36.25′ N, 83° 7.4′ W. Marker is in Marion, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from East Fairground Street just west of Patterson Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 E Fairground St, Marion OH 43302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Marion Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cummins Home (approx. one mile away); Norman Mattoon Thomas (approx. 1.1 miles away); Marion County Courthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Underground Railroad / The Marion County Trial of Bill Anderson (approx. 1.1 miles away); Marion Steam Shovel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Jacob's Well (approx. 1½ miles away); Harding Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marion.
 
NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 5, 2019
3. NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe Marker
NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 5, 2019
4. NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe Marker
NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 5, 2019
5. NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe Marker
NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, July 5, 2019
6. NASA’s Crawler-Transporter Tread Shoe Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 1, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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