The Space Coast
The construction of the Launch Operations Center at Cape Canaveral was authorized the same year—1958—that NASA was launched, and the growth of this part of Florida has gone hand in hand with the evolution of that center, now known as Kennedy Space Center.
The cities along this stretch of Florida’s mid-Atlantic coast have their fortunes tied inextricably to the space agency’s missions, and though the area has plenty to offer in terms beach relaxation and natural beauty, it’s interesting to note that much of the preservation of the natural beauty can be attributed to the security needs of NASA.
Many of the Space Coast’s towns feel less like hotbeds of engineering and technological progress than like military towns, so visitors expecting to see The City of the Future will doubtlessly be disappointed.
© Jason Ferguson from Moon Florida, 1st Edition