Atlas launching an AEHF satellite. Credit: Justin Ray/Spaceflight Now

No shortage of work and launches for Eastern Range

BY JUSTIN RAY
SPACEFLIGHT NOW
Posted: January 8, 2013

While Kennedy Space Center has shipped out the space shuttles to retirement homes and NASA awaits arrival of its heavy-lift rocket later in the decade, launch pads across the river at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station continue to send boosters to Earth orbit and beyond.

It’s a point articulated Tuesday by the Air Force general running the Eastern Range at the Florida spaceport.

“People ask me all the time what I do now that shuttle program is over,” said Brig. Gen. Anthony Cotton, commander of the 45th Space Wing. “I launch rockets.”

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