Abstract image created with Photoshop. The image is of the savaged blast wall, from launch pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. The wall was dismantled by Space X to construct their new facility.
The buildup of material on the surface is from chemicals in rocket fuels from Apollo and Shuttle launch vehicles. The blast wall was used to direct the discharge flames from the rockets out of the tunnel below the launch pad.
It was under the launch pad, on a track similar to a railroad track and could be adjusted based on the type of rocket being launched from pad 39A.
The wall now is just scrap and will be recycled, along with the other materials from the history of the Apollo and Shuttle programs, not needed for the modern NASA.
July 2nd, 2016
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