NASA's Rocket Launch Carpool—in a Vintage Airstream 'Astrovan'

NASA's modified vintage Airstream motor home orbits the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with one job: delivering astronauts to the launchpad. In its 27 years, it has racked up only 27,000 miles. This short documentary, Catching a Ride to Destiny, celebrates this little tradition and the space shuttle program it represents. 

Chris Ferguson, STS-135 Commander, takes it for a spin and declares, "zero to 35 in a minute and a half! That was the most white-knuckled event I've had. I pronounce this vehicle fit for another space program!" 

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