It’s T-0 for NASA’s Countdown Clock
Add one more thing to the End of the Era list. On Monday, workers at Kennedy Space Center removed the classic countdown clock from the press site that faces Launch Complex 39. (The launch pads, originally built for the Apollo program and used for 30 years by the space shuttle program, are currently undergoing modification for use by NASA’s Space Launch System and Space X’s Falcon rockets.) Officials at Kennedy have asked NASA’s artifacts office for permission to display the clock, in use since 1969, in the KSC’s Visitor Complex. The press site will soon get a “new modern multimedia display…similar to the screens seen at sporting venues,” according to NASA.