A Launchpad Gets A New Owner

Above, Columbia sits atop Launch Pad 39A in preparation for STS-1, the first space shuttle mission. This wasn’t the first time LC-39A would see the flames of rocket motors. It has been around since the Apollo days. In fact, the first unmanned, manned, and Saturn V launches of the Apollo program left earth […]


For Sale: Launchpad

NASA has not officially put them up on Craigslist, but several facilities are on the auction block at Kennedy and other space centers. At the end of this year, funding for the wind down of the space shuttle program ends. Follow-on programs, like Constellation, have not taken over all space shuttle facilities. One of the more famous facilities is LC-39A.

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