Launch pad facts for kids
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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Launch pad at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39B on Merritt Island, Florida
In Spanish: Plataforma de despegue para niños
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