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Vehicle Assembly Building

The Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) is one of the largest buildings in the world. It was originally built for assembly of Apollo/Saturn vehicles and was later modified to support Space Shuttle operations. High Bays 1 and 3 are used for integration and stacking of the complete Space Shuttle vehicle. High Bay 2 is used for external tank (ET) checkout and storage and as a contingency storage area for orbiters. High Bay 4 is also used for ET checkout and storage, as well as for payload canister operations and solid rocket boster (SRB) contingency handling.

The Low Bay area contains Space Shuttle main engine maintenance and overhaul shops, and serves as a holding area for SRB forward assemblies and aft skirts.

During Space shuttle build-up operations inside the VAB, integrated SRB segments are transfered from nearbay SRB assembly and checkout facilities, hoisted onto a Mobile Launcher Platform in High Bays 1

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Pursued vehicle found crashed into northwest Travis Co. bank building – News – Austin American-Statesman

A vehicle crashed into a Bank of America office building in northwest Travis County early Saturday after a short car chase by deputies, the Travis County sheriff’s office said.

Deputies first received several reports of attempted vehicle burglaries overnight Saturday in the Steiner Ranch area, said Kristen Dark, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. They later found a vehicle around 2 a.m. that they believed was connected to the reports, Dark said.

However, the driver quickly drove away from deputies and onto RM 620 in Northwest Travis County. Deputies chased the vehicle a short distance but lost its location.

Another call came in shortly after saying that same vehicle crashed into the Bank of America Financial Center at Four Points, which is at the intersection of RM 620 and Bullick

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