100 Missions and Counting for LC-39A

The CRS-11 mission will be the 100th mission to lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The pad, seen above during a previous SpaceX liftoff, has seen the beginning of many of NASA’s landmark missions, including Apollo 11’s mission to first land astronauts on the moon. The first space shuttle mission also started at LC-39A, as did 81 other shuttle missions. SpaceX has launched five Falcon 9 missions from the pad complex after modifying it from shuttle needs to Falcon 9 infrastructure.

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