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Economic booster

Special Section

While Brevard County enjoys one of the most diverse economies in the country, it will always remain intrinsically connected to the economy of the space program and the Kennedy Space Center, which has significantly impacted the county’s ups and downs since its start in 1962.

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Out of this world

Attractions, Special Section

With rockets launching almost every week, there is a renewed interest in America’s space program. People line the beaches and roadways surrounding Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch rockets launched from pads 39A and 39B, and the adjoining Canaveral Space Force Base pads. Since the opening of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center 60 years ago, large crowds have been coming to Brevard County for a firsthand experience as the race for the moon heated up. For a comprehensive look at the space program, tourists can head to KSC’s visitors complex.

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Last Look Summer 2022

Local

All types of birds, alligators, snakes and wild boars can be found in the large wildlife sanctuary that is a good portion of NASA’s field center on Merritt Island. Only about 9% of the 144,000 acres that comprise the John F. Kennedy Space Center has been developed. NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building, at 525 feet tall, is visible from quite a distance.

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Squeezed Out

Citrus, Local, People & Business, Space Coast History
Development, disease ravages regional citrus industry Among his birthday presents last year, Frank Sullivan III found a very special one: a wooden board. Mind you, this was no ordinary wood, for it was plucked from the demolition of the Sullivan...
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Ready for launch

Local
As the aerospace industry increases rocket launches into space, here’s a guide to the best places to watch these powerful light shows Spectators on the Brevard coast can get closeup views of launches from the Kennedy Space Center and Cape...
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Go native

Home & Garden

Summertime sunshine, temperatures and intense rainstorms are rough in Florida. While it may be tempting to plant flowers familiar from previous lives up North or…

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Commanding presence

Space Coast History

They are about grace under fire, about bravery and courage. They capture our collective imagination with their heroics and history. They are the warbirds, the name given to vintage military aircraft. At the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville…

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