. On this day in 1950 – July 24th – the first rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Cape Canaveral - which for a time was called Cape Kennedy - became the launch site for the manned space program. After the last space shuttle retired, the USA could only put astronauts into space via Russian launches. Then on November 15, 2020, a SpaceX Dragon was launched from Cape Canaveral with four astronauts.
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