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Launch pad

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The Space Shuttle Columbia is arriving to the launch pad

A launch pad is where rockets and spacecraft are placed until they are ready to blast off. NASA has its own launch pads for its spacecraft.[1] Launch pads are often made out of steel reinforced concrete. Launch pads for larger spacecraft will often have towers to support it during its launch.

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  1. Wragg, David W. (1973). A Dictionary of Aviation (first ed.). Osprey. p. 175. ISBN 9780850451634.