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June 02, 2008

Shuttle Launchpad Damaged As Discovery Takes Off

The shuttle launchpads, numbers 39A and 39B at the Kennedy Space Centre were originally built for the massive Saturn V rockets used to take the Apollo astronauts to the Moon. After the take off of STS-124 it was found that there was damage to launch pad 39A, with concrete blocks and debris thrown around the area.

NASA spokesman Bill Johnson said Sunday "they sustained some serious damage on the north side of the (flame trench) wall. They'll get a full report tomorrow." A NASA manager said later part of the pad's base was repaired after a previous launching but possibly, something was either missed or not repaired correctly.

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