Why Did NASA Choose Cape Canaveral Florida For a Launch Site For Missions in Space?

Cape Canaveral was chosen as a launch site not only because NASA needed the booster rockets to fall harmlessly into the ocean.

It was also, and more importantly, because the earth moves from west to east at 910 miles an hour.

This Florida location allowed them to fire a rocket to the east with an added velocity push of 17,300 miles an hour from the spinning of the earth.

That’s why NASA chose the Cape Canaveral Florida location for its first space launches.

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