VIDEO: Kennedy Space Center Launch Pad 39A Will Come Back To Life With Upcoming SpaceX Launch

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Pad for Apollo 11, Final shuttle mission

ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 will launch from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39A as soon as Saturday. Before the company renovated the launch pad, it hosted many historic launches, including Apollo 11 to the moon. (ClickOrlando.com video)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (ClickOrlando.com) – SpaceX’s Falcon 9 will launch from Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39A as soon as Saturday.

Before the company renovated the launch pad, it hosted many historic launches, including Apollo 11 to the moon.

The Falcon 9 cargo resupply launch will be the first on the pad, part of Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39, last used in 2011 for the final Space Shuttle Atlantis launch before the program ended.

The same pad was originally built for the Apollo program and is where Neil Armstrong, Michael Collin and Buzz Aldrin launched to the moon in 1969.

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Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida undergoes modifications by SpaceX to adapt it to the needs of the company’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, which are slated to lift off from the historic pad in the near future. A horizontal integration facility has been constructed near the perimeter of the pad where rockets will be processed for launch prior of rolling out to the top of the pad structure for liftoff. SpaceX anticipates using the launch pad for its Crew Dragon spacecraft for missions to the International Space Station in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. (NASA.gov image)

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the 12th Dragon spacecraft aboard the 10th operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station on February 18 from Kennedy Space Center.


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