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NASA Tears Down Historic Launch Platform For More Parking Space

NASA is tearing down a piece of its history – the launch platform that once hosted the Apollo and Space Shuttle missions.

The Mobile Launch Platform 2, or MLP-2, was first put to use 50 years ago for the Apollo 14 mission and has hosted dozens of launches since.

So why is this piece of space travel history being demolished? For parking space – NASA says the platform is no longer in use and that Kennedy Space Center “ran out of parking spots”.

Is it right to tear down such a key piece of history for a parking lot? What would be a better option?

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