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Space Coast History

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Saving a grand old lady

Museums, Space Coast History

Historical Green Gables, saved from demolition by the efforts of a small band of determined fans, is a living history museum that tells the story of Melbourne’s early days.

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Long view into time

Moments in Space History, Space Coast History, Special Section

The Hubble Space Telescope 340 miles in orbit above the Earth has mesmerized stargazers with images of the universe’s beauty and mysteries for decades and is still going strong.

The first observatory designed to be serviced in space, it is considered to be the most productive scientific instrument ever built. Hubble’s saga is as much one of high drama as it is scientific discovery. Its story arcs with tragedy, heroes and ultimate victory over the years after its launch and five service trips — all launched from the Kennedy Space Center.

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Views from above

Moments in Space History, Space Coast History

In tributes unique among NASA’s field centers, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex preserves the feats of the nation’s astronauts. The U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is part of the Legends and Heroes exhibit. In addition, a vast collection of astronaut memorabilia and the stunning black granite Space Mirror Memorial honor their service and sacrifices.

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X Marks the Spot

Space Coast History

A little-known island sanctuary for birds in Brevard County is finally getting some recognition, thanks to the efforts of a history researcher who learned about it recently, quite by accident.

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A Tall Story

Moments in Space History, Space Coast History, Special Section

Emblazoned with the American flag and NASA logo, the Vehicle Assembly Building looms suddenly into view as visitors approach the Kennedy Space Center. The landmark that helped put Brevard County on the world map has more than earned its distinction as a symbol of America’s space program since its completion in 1966.

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Moving Experience

Local, Space Coast History

Satellite Beach house of worship has a national reputation for getting around, literally. Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles thriving years after its relocation from Fort Pierce.

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A hidden gem

Local, Real Estate, Space Coast History

Only a simple wooden sign reveals that — sandwiched between a Target store and Haverty’s along Highway 192 — lies the gateway to a social experiment in homesteading

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