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Striving to bring you the best

Publisher's Note

In case you haven’t heard, the magazine you are holding in your hands — or reading online — has been named best overall magazine in its class in the state of Florida.
The Florida Magazine Association bestowed the award to Space Coast Living in August at its annual Charlie Awards dinner highlighting the best in magazine publishing. Our annual welcome, relocation and tourist guide, Discover the Space Coast, was also named best tourism publication in Florida in its class.

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Row to success

Sports

The first intercollegiate sporting event in the United States dates back to 1852 when the Harvard rowing team defeated Yale in a regatta held at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. Since then, it has become a popular team sport that has attracted athletes of all skill levels, genders and backgrounds. It embodies an all-around full body workout with fewer chances of injuries than other team sports.

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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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Age-old battle

Space Coast Medical Report

Barbara Acree has a new face and neck, and she can thank her recalcitrant air conditioner for not having to undergo a traditional face-lift to get it.
The Melbourne resident, no stranger to Botox and dermal fillers, had reached a stage when she was seriously considering going under the knife for a face-lift.

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Testing for life

Health, Space Coast Medical Report

Try as we can, we cannot escape those pesky genes we were dealt at birth.
“We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality, as well as our physical health and appearance,” award-winning author Joan D. Vinge has noted.

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Well of Inspiration

Home & Garden, Space Coast Homes

Pity the real estate agent who specializes in high-end properties. These poor souls routinely explore some of the latest and greatest trends in homes. On a daily basis, they bravely encounter drool-inducing kitchens and face mile-long spa bathrooms no mortal would want to ever leave. They are keenly aware of a cornucopia of creature comforts.

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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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Good Vibrations

Museums

Tucked away in the back of the water sports rental venue of Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, the Florida Surf Museum serves as the historical connection to the sport of surfing throughout the state.

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Sleeping soundly

Nonprofit spotlight

At any given time, there are approximately 250 homeless people living in Indian River County and between 3,000 and 3,500 in Brevard County. Some sleep in cars. Others live in tents.

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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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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.

From the Editor

Mission Accomplished

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...

Jungle Love

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...
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