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Mission Accomplished

Current Issue, Local, Special Section

In the drama-o-meter of rocket liftoffs, Deltas have scored way up there for more than 50 years. But the last of these most metal of rockets, launched by United Launch Alliance on April 9, ultimately provided as impressive a show as its predecessors — after a not insignificant delay kerfuffle.


A special space

Current Issue, Local, Special Section

A unique local museum of space heritage owes its birth to, oddly enough, the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

“In 1988, Titusville physician Dr. Doyle Chastain had seen the Walk of Fame in California and wanted to do something similar to honor the workers of the space program,” said Karan Conklin, executive director of the American Space Museum and the U.S. Space Walk of Fame. 


Season of the Switch

Current Issue, Local, Special Section

With the forecast for a very active hurricane season worrying residents, emergency managers in Brevard County are offering advice to help everyone stay calm — but ready. Early preparations go a long way toward ensuring the safety of families, pets and homes.


Don’t be scared!

Current Issue, Local, Special Section

As the oceanic spectacle of the annually televised Shark Week approaches, fans around the world are gearing up for thrilling encounters and insightful education on these magnificent predators.


Jungle Love

Current Issue, Education, Local, Special Section

Florida Institute of Technology has a secret. A secret garden, that is.
The Joy and Gordon Patterson Botanical Garden has been there to wrap visitors in an oasis of calm, for decades. While it is not far geographically, it feels worlds away from traffic troubles, cell phone intrusion and all the other irritating trappings of life.


Sister good

Local, Special Section

The three inaugural recipients of the weVENTURE Women’s Business Center Impact Awards have taken journeys into entrepreneurship as diverse as their backgrounds and talents.


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.


Safeguarding the future

Special Section

Brevard County’s program to set aside environmentally endangered land has been around for more than 30 years. With an overwhelming vote in the recent election it is guaranteed to be around for at least another 20 years.


Redefining mission

People & Business, Special Section

An area that once focused primarily on launching rockets has developed into a tourist mecca and major cruise ship port, not to mention a center for manufacturing and hi-tech.


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.


Kennedy Space Center celebrates 60 years

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It happened 60 years ago come July 1. Merritt Island was officially designated the U.S. space program’s Launch Operations Center — which a year later would become known as the Kennedy Space Center — under NASA.