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NASA's venerable launch pad 39A roars back to life again

Feb 20, 2017 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

Following trails blazed by Saturn V moon rockets and space shuttles, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Sunday from a storied Kennedy Space Center launch site on a mission to resupply the International Space Station.

The 210-foot rocket carrying a Dragon cargo craft disappeared into clouds after the morning liftoff from Pad 39A, where Apollo astronauts launched to the moon and shuttle astronauts last set sail nearly six years ago.

Minutes later, the rocket's first stage did som...