From Sandusky to the stars
One of the fringe benefits of working for the Sandusky Register is that I get to cover NASA Plum Brook Station, a nearby NASA facility that tests spacecraft. Here I offer two views of the Space Power Facility. Inside, workers are installing a noise and vibration testing equipment that will be used to test spacecraft for Project Constellation, NASA's project to send astronauts to the Moon and Mars. The dome is above the SPF's world's largest thermal vacuum chamber, which replicates the cold and airlessness of space and was used to make sure the Mars rovers would land safely.
Here's my Register article.