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Cape Canaveral used to be the logo of our country's access into the distance age. This publication tells the pre astronaut tale of this historical release pad. The illustrations are good performed and really complement the textual content.

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Countdown - The Story of Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral used to be the logo of our country's access into the gap age. This publication tells the pre astronaut tale of this old release pad. The illustrations are good performed and really complement the textual content.

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