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NASA prepares to close Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.

NASA prepares to close Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.

Inside the "Rubber Room" under Launch Complex 39A thirty two years to the day since NASA launched Space Shuttle Columbia on its maiden voyage on April 12, 2013. The space agency is making final preparations to shut down the pad after over forty years of launching Apollo era rockets and the Space Shuttle. NASA hopes that commercial companies, like SpaceX could find some use for the complex in the future. .UPI/Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell