Video: Launch pad dating back to early days of space program demolished

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A landmark of the space program came tumbling down at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday, July 12.

A launch pad that dates back to the early days of the space program was demolished.

An Air Force commander initiated the detonations -- which brought down the mobile gantries and towers at launch complex 17.

The demolitions comes about seven years after the complex hosted its last launch.