Officials Conduct Demolition of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Towers

Watch: Demolition of twin towers at Cape Canaveral's historic Launch Complex 17

Officials said there have been more than 100 launches throughout several decades. Today, however, some of the most iconic launch sites met their end thanks to some conveniently-placed high explosives.

Launch towers that have graced Florida's Cape Canaveral since the early days of the space program came down Thursday morning. The United States Air Force's 45th Space Wing oversaw the demolition, which leveled the landmark towers just after 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT).

The last launch from the towers came on September 10, 2011, when United Launch Alliances workhorse Delta II program sent gravity mapping probes to the moon for NASA. According to Florida Today, the demolition project had a price tag of $2 million. "It gives me a great feeling to remember all of the wonderful missions that I've been able to be a part of".

The towers were in service for 60 years.

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