Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Part of Patrick Air Force Base
Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States
Near Cocoa Beach in United States
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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is located in Florida
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is located in the United States
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Coordinates28°29′20″N 80°34′40″W / 28.48889°N 80.57778°W / 28.48889; -80.57778Coordinates: 28°29′20″N 80°34′40″W / 28.48889°N 80.57778°W / 28.48889; -80.57778
TypeAir Force Base
Area1,325 acres (5 km2)[1]
Site information
OwnerU.S. Department of Defense
OperatorAir Force Space Command
Controlled by45th Space Wing
Open to
the public
No
Websitehttp://www.patrick.af.mil
Site history
Built1940 (1940)[2]
In use1948–present
EventsSpace Race
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
LocationCape Canaveral, Florida, United States
Coordinates28°29′20″N 80°34′40″W / 28.48889°N 80.57778°W / 28.48889; -80.57778
Area1,325 acres (5 km2)[1]
Built1950+[3]
VisitationNot open to the public
NRHP reference #84003872[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 16, 1984
Designated NHLDApril 16, 1984[4]

The Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) is part of the United States Air Force Space Command. The Space Command's 45th Space Wing is based at the nearby Patrick Air Force Base. The CCAFS is at Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is next to the Kennedy Space Center which is on Merritt Island. The two facilities have access to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Skid Strip which is a large 3,000-metre (10,000-foot) runway for military aircraft bringing heavy and oversize loads. the CCAFS has four active launch pads for space rockets.

Many space missions have been launched from CCAFS. For example:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cite error: The named reference paf was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  3. "Cape Canaveral Air Force Station". Florida Heritage Tourism Interactive Catalog. Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs. September 23, 2007. Archived from the original on December 14, 2007.
  4. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Archived January 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine at National Historic Landmarks Program.