I'm glad space.SE exists I'm sure it'll be a successful adventure. Before space.SE we have been relying on other websites, some were open, other had a part reserved to subscribers.
In the past, I've been digging in some remarkable sources, that could be very good contributors to this forum if they are interested:
- A French space enthusiast (Didier Capdevila) who runs CapcomEspace (Google Translate). Unfortunately the site is in French, but I think Didier speaks English. The site is currently active.
- A former KSC employee (Andrew Scheer), who worked at pad-39. He shot the pad providing details that at the time where not available, and posted them on Flickr (apacheman).
- I also tried to identify a person who shot very rare views at pad-39. Her/his nickname was "jbingham", but I cannot get a clue to the real name, and the photos seems to be removed now. For example, images of the water bags (part of the Shuttle SSWS) have been quite rare (though CapcomEspace did manage to get one):
Is that part of SE process to contact people that can contribute or help in any way?