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  • n  a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched

  • We saw blood on the launchpad after three were burned alive right on the ground; we saw footprints on the moon, back in 1969 when something .
  • Even before Project Apollo was on the launchpad, he tried vainly to persuade NASA to include a pedal-powered vehicle.
  • This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows a missile on the launchpad at Musudan-ni, North Korea, formally know as Taepo-dong missle launch facility on March 29, 2009 .
News & Articles

  • China launches fifth manned space mission
    China launched its latest manned spacecraft Tuesday on a 15-day mission to carry supplies to the country's orbiting laboratory.Carrying three astronauts, the Shenzou-10 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 5:38 p.m. local time (5:38 a.m. ET) from a launchpad in the Gobi desert. The launch was broadcast live on Chinese state television.Congratulations poured in from around the world on Twitter ...
    June 11, 2013 - MSNBC
  • China launches spacecraft
    China launched its latest manned spacecraft Tuesday on a 15-day mission to carry supplies to the country's orbiting laboratory. Carrying three astronauts, the Shenzou-10 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 5:38 p.m. local time (5:38 a.m. ET) from a launchpad in the Gobi desert.
    June 11, 2013 - MSN
  • Launchpad talks up DuckTales Remastered's Amazon and Transylvania levels
    How do you spice up gameplay videos from DuckTales Remastered ? You get them narrated by none other than Launchpad McQuack. Continue reading Launchpad talks up DuckTales Remastered's Amazon and Transylvania levels Launchpad talks up DuckTales Remastered's Amazon and Transylvania levels originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds ...
    June 6, 2013 - Joystiq
Quotes

  • Spike Lee in International Herald Tribune
    The people in Toronto really appreciate films,Lee said. "Toronto's a great vehicle, a great launchpad for the film to come out in the fall."
  • Condoleezza Rice in AFP
    Rice, who blamed Hamas for sparking a 21-day military offensive by Israel, said at a signing ceremony in Washington that the deal aims to ensure that "Gaza can never again be used as a launchpad" for rocket and other attacks.
  • Ali Larijani in AFP
    States in the region which house US military bases should know that these bases must not be used against Iran. The region should not become a launchpad for aggression against Iran,Larijani told a news conference in Kuwait.

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