Stoke Area to steadiness previous and future at historic launch pad


The long-retired launch pad the place astronaut John Glenn lifted off to develop into to the primary American to orbit Earth is getting a brand new lease on life.

The U.S. Area Drive on Tuesday (March 7) introduced it had allotted Area Launch Complicated 14 (LC-14) to Stoke Area (opens in new tab), a Washington-based firm creating a reusable rocket meant to fly every day. Along with LC-14 being the location the place Glenn left the bottom (opens in new tab) in February 1962, the Florida complicated additionally supported the launches of Scott Carpenter, Walter “Wally” Schirra and Gordon Cooper on the three NASA Mercury-Atlas missions that adopted.

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