Pictures of the SpaceX Upgrades to Launch Complex 39A

Brian Wang |
February 2, 2019 |

In August, 2018, Elon Musk revealed the astronaut walkway that was added the LC-39A launch tower. Recent photos from Tom McCool on twitter show the cladding that was installed on LC-39A.

Launch Complex 39 (LC-39) is a rocket launch site at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, United States. It was riginally built for the Apollo program, and modified for the Space Shuttle program. Launch Complex 39A is active, launching SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy. Pad 39B is being modified to launch NASA’s Space Launch System.

Here is what the LC-39A tower looks like now with the walkway and the cladding.

This is actually real

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 25, 2018

Yes 😀🖤🚀, looks brutal otherwise

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 25, 2018

The latest updates that #SpaceX has made to LC-39A. They have made a lot of progress with the cladding in the last month. #Falcon9 #Space #Spaceflight #SpaceCoast #Florida #KSC @NASASpaceflight

— Tom McCool (@Cygnusx112) February 2, 2019

Here is what the tower looked like before. In 2011, there was the first launch of Falcon 9 from the LC-39A and later the Falcon Heavy.

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