The Apollo program has been called the greatest technological achievement in human history. Apollo stimulated many areas of technology, leading to over 1,800 spinoff products as of 2015. One component of that incredible feat of science and engineering that doesn’t get much attention is LC-39 or Launch Complex 39, the rocket launch site at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The site and its collection of facilities supported the Apollo program, and later after modification, the Space Shuttle program. It continues to be active with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 as well as being modified to support launches of the SpaceX’s Dragon 2, Falcon Heavy and NASA’s Space Launch System. So essentially without this incredible platform, space travel and exploration as we’ve grown accustomed to and taken for granted for the last 50 years wouldn’t have happened.

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