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A view from the edge of the pad of Launch Complex 34 toward the blockhouse and surrounding structures at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., reveals deterioration caused by age, invasive plant species and the corrosive natural environment. Sites like this are being documented and preserved through three-dimensional laser scanning technology under a partnership between the Air Force and the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies at the University of South Florida. Each scan collects millions of data points and gives Cape Canaveral’s cultural resource manager the information to plan and develop preservation strategies. Launch Complex 34 is a National Historic Landmark as the site of the Apollo 1 tragedy on Jan. 27, 1967, which killed astronauts Lt. Col. Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Lt. Col. Edward H. White II and Lt. Cmdr. Roger B. Chaffee. (U.S. Air Force photo/Eddie Green/Released)

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