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Cape Canaveral

(formerly Cape Kennedy (1963–73)

By March 2001, around 3200 missiles and rockets had been launched from the Cape Canaveral site. These include lift-offs to the Moon during the Apollo project, for which a new launch complex was constructed on 324 sq km of land, doubling the size of the Cape Canaveral site.

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