List of Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island Launch Sites

List Of Cape Canaveral And Merritt Island Launch Sites

Cape Canaveral and adjacent Merritt Island on Florida's Atlantic coast are home to two American spaceports, one civilian and one military, servicing several active launch sites.

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