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The concept of cape It has multiple applications and meanings. With etymological origin in the Latin word caput (translated into Spanish as "head" ), this word may refer to the tip or end of a certain element or in the small portion that may remain of an object or piece . For example: “You have to pull the end of the thread to hold the package”, "We only have the end of the candle, we have to go buy more or we will stay in the dark".

In the field of geography , is defined as the end of each Geographic accident that arises when a portion of land enters the ocean and is isolated sea in. This fragment of land , experts say, influences the currents and makes navigation difficult.

He Cape Horn , located in the south of the Chilean surface, stands out as the southernmost cape of the set of islands of Tierra del Fuego . This end is the northern limit of step drake that unites the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic Ocean . It is known as end of the world since, although the earth is spherical, it is assumed that it ends there and begins again. It was discovered by Isaac Le maire, a Dutch merchant in 1616.

He Cape of Good Hope It is another popular cape. It is in the South African and was sighted for the first time by a European (the Portuguese Bartolomé Díaz ) in 1488 .

The concept of corporal is also used to name the end, conclusion or confinement of something : "After two hours, the senator got up and told his assistants that he would submit the resignation", “You have to continue in this direction for about thirty kilometers and, at the end of the road, advance on foot another ten kilometers until you find the waterfall”.

Cabo, finally, is a military with a rank superior to soldier or sailor and inferior to sergeant: "Sir, Corporal Lopez has been wounded in battle", "The president informed that he will decorate Corporal Mamani for his courageous actions".

Cape Canaveral and space activities

One of the most famous capes in the world is the so-called Cape Canaveral. It is a space dedicated exclusively to space activities in the United States. It works since July 24, 1950 and is located on the Florida Coast, next to the Atlantic Ocean.

There they are performed missile launches in the east direction, so if there is any damage in the air, there would be no accidents since they would fall into the sea, being able to study its ascent calmly without worrying about the dangers that it could suppose. Unfortunately, those who decide this type of issue do not usually take into account that the ocean is the habitat of many living things and that these experiments affect it and modify from one year to another.

In Cape Canaveral there is a whole system developed in order to facilitate the work of the scientists who work there: launching ramps, a large network of roads and numerous buildings and control centers. The POT and the USAF they are the agencies in charge of monitor, maintain and control this space. It is worth mentioning that both organizations are responsible for developing the civil and military space programsrespectively.

Nowadays this place is also known by the name of Cape kennedy, in memory of the assassinated president (John F. Kennedy); although the desire to formally call the place in this way was frustrated because many people did not find it appropriate. Currently, this last name was only for the base that NASA has in this territory.

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