Historic towers at Cape Canaveral launch pad demolished

Mindy Sparks
July 13, 2018

Cape Canaveral has always been a cherished place for the U.S. space program, having hosting some of the most important space missions stretching back decades.

Historic launch towers - the site of launches dating back decades - landed in a pile of rubble at 7:03 a.m.Thursday in a planned explosion at Cape Canaveral.

The fixed towers were located at Launch Complex 17, just north of Port Canaveral.


"Fire in the hole!" announced Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing, before pushing a button to initiate a series of detonations. Seconds later, the towers fell over, kicking up a cloud of dust in their wake.

The demolition plan cost $2 million and had been in the works for years, according to Florida Today. The demolition will make way for Moon Express, a private company that will launch missions to the moon on a regular basis.

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