The Launch Pad is the only current method to acquire animals from space. It acts like the helipad, but rather than accepting coins, it accepts space coins; which are obtained by sending animals you have already maxed to different planets. The moon rocket is free, but the Mars Rocket costs 1000 Space Coins. The Launch Pad is located between the Helipad and the Space Pen, and is unlocked once 15 pens are maxed out needing 25 animals! (along with the Space Pen).