SpaceX booster may be displayed near Port Canaveral, Air Force Station


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Falcon 9 on its landing gear: 162 feet (49.38m)
Cape Canaveral Lighthouse: 151 feet (46.03m)



SpaceX booster may be displayed near Port Canaveral, Air Force Station


Discussions between the Air Force and SpaceX could result in a rocket stage taller than the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse decorating the skyline near Port Canaveral.

The nearly 16-story Falcon 9 booster made history this spring when it became the first orbital-class rocket to be re-used, launching a second mission to orbit and then landing for a second time.
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the Air Forces 45th Space Wing, confirmed he would welcome the booster's display outside the south gate to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

"I want it right up front so you can see that we are breaking barriers," Monteith told FLORIDA TODAY, referencing the Air Forces 70th anniversary motto. "This is innovation. I think it's important for everybody to get excited about the space business. And what better way than having something that's flown in space sitting right outside your gate. So every single morning that our folks come to work, they're reminded why their jobs are important."
The SpaceX rocket, Monteith said, "is part of our current history."





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