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In Photos: SpaceX Rocket Launches Secret Zuma Spacecraft

Launch Pad Swap

Zuma and Falcon 9 Poised to Launch

(Image credit: SpaceX)

Because of the long launch delay for Zuma, SpaceX actually swapped launch pads for the mission. Here, the Falcon 9 carrying Zuma is seen at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX subsequently moved Zuma to its SLC-40 pad at the neighboring Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.