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From space to the boardroom

People & Business

Test pilot, Top Gun, Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and now CEO of Cape Canaveral-based Aerodyne Industries, Allen also piloted Columbia in 1994 and was its mission commander in 1996. He has logged more than 900 hours in space. His time as a test pilot and Top Gun fighter pilot in more than 30 different aircraft puts his total flight hours at 6,000.

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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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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.

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Publisher’s Note Holiday 2022

Holidays, Publisher's Note

For the uninitiated, celebrating Christmas in Florida is a lot different than celebrating it in northern climes.
Instead of sleigh rides and strolls through snow-covered villages, we have things like boat parades and surfing Santas.

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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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Something old, Something new

Home & Garden, Renovation321

Ever since I was a preteen growing up in South Florida in the 1960s, I have been fascinated by the space program. Aside from wanting to be an astronaut like many kids, I wished I lived close to the space center where I could watch the rocket launches first hand. 

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Bold idea also launched Space Coast

Publisher's Note

It began with a bold idea.
Speaking before a joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the ambitious goal of sending an American to the moon by the end of the decade. The announcement came just six weeks after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space and four years after the Soviet Union shocked and embarrassed the United States by launching Sputnik, the Earth’s first artificial satellite.

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Kennedy Space Center celebrates 60 years

Special Section

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.

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