1964-01-01

Construction of the Spaceport 640464

For the first time, the free world has undertaken construction of an operational spaceport from which man will rocket to the moon and perhaps the planets. On Merritt Island, in Florida, the launch site for the Saturn V/Apollo moon vehicle, is being built on 88,000 acres of swampland and marsh just west and north of Cape Kennedy. Under direction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, an industrial area of more than 50 buildings and a tremendously intricate launch complex ate well underway The design and construction problems encountered in this program are unique in many cases and point the way for building projects of the future.

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