We started at the Air Force Space and Missile History Center, located in Cape Canaveral just outside the entrance to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. They have a wonderful free tour of the CCAFS on Wednesdays & Thursdays. (edited to add: these are currently not running)
My tweetup lanyard. :) I'll add it to my growing collection.
This event was located at Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41). The Vertical Integration Facility, where the vehicle is assembled. The vehicle is a ULA built Atlas V in the 401 configuration with a 4-meter payload fairing encapsulating the SBIRS Geo-2 satellite, attached to a Centaur second-stage.
You can see the rocket just starting to roll-out from the VIF just to the right. It travels slightly faster than the space shuttle, at a rate of about 2-3 mph.
At this point we're about 20 minutes into the rollout, as it travels 1/4 mile to the launch pad.
Approximately 45 minutes later, it arrives at the SLC-41.
Astronaut Beach House.
https://occipital.com/360/embed.js?pano=HP2azV&width=640&height=480A panorama with the Atlantic to the east and SLC-41 just to our northwest. ...and the Atlantic Ocean
Lockheed Martin for the Department of Defense.
https://occipital.com/360/embed.js?pano=eNrern&width=640&height=480lunarcabin.com in front of the rocket.
Another panorama, this time of SLC-41 with the vehicle on the pad being prepped for launch. If you pan around, you can see the VIF and the general surrounding area.
Colonel Jim Planeaux
For detailed photos of the launch itself, please visit lunarcabin.com!