Officials Conduct Demolition of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Towers

Watch: Demolition of twin towers at Cape Canaveral's historic Launch Complex 17

Watch: Demolition of twin towers at Cape Canaveral's historic Launch Complex 17

Officials said there have been more than 100 launches throughout several decades. On Thursday, however, some of the most iconic launch sites met their end thanks to some conveniently placed high explosives.

The twin mobile gantries at Launch Complex 17 (LC-17) were imploded Thursday morning (July 12), toppling the oldest remaining launch pad structures at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. According to Florida Today, the demolition project had a price tag of $2 million.

It's been almost seven years since the towers were used in a launch, and was used for Delta II and other notable missions, according to the report. "It gives me a great feeling to remember all of the wonderful missions that I've been able to be a part of".


Crews conducted safety checks on the towers at Launch Complex 17 as people gathered to watch the demolition.

The towers were in service for 60 years.

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