Launch pad facts for kids

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Columbia STS-1 arrival at launch pad
The spaceshuttle Columbia sitting on its launch pad

The launch pad is where rockets and spacecraft are placed until they is ready to blast off. NASA has its own launch pads for its spacecraft. Launch pads are often made out of steel reinforced concrete. Launch pads for larger spacecraft will often have towers to support it during its launch.

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