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Four-and-a-Half Decades Ago...

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jul 2, 2007 9:49 pm
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For years, launch pads and towers rose one by one above the scrub land, dotting the shoreline of Florida’s East coast. By 1960, the “Missile Firing Laboratory” had become an extension of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. On July 1, 1962, the Launch Operations Center was officially activated at the seaside spaceport, granting the center equal status to Marshall and offering the center’s new director, Dr. Kurt H. Debus, a direct report to the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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