A NASA establishment on Merritt Island at Cape Canaveral, Florida, responsible for launching manned and unmanned spacecraft. Launch facilities built for the Apollo Moon missions were modified for use by the Space Shuttle. KSC also has a landing runway for Space Shuttles. KSC is adjacent to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, where the launch pads for unmanned rockets are located. Cape Canaveral began operation as a missile test centre in 1950. KSC opened on its present site in 1965.
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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.