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NASA space shuttle orbiter Challenger  , riding on the 747/shuttle carrier aircraft, returns to Kennedy Space Center after landing at Edwards AFB in California at the conclusion of its mission, April 1984 Photo courtesy NASA

Thrust into Space: How the Space Program Changed Brevard County

The county is home to the John F. Kennedy Space Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). From the early tests using captured V-2 rockets to the moon and beyond, Brevard has grown to international prominence along with the space program.

The project features "Thrust into Space," a videotape of flights made from the center done especially for the Library's Local Legacies project, and a professional one-hour tape of the same name courtesy of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast.

Originally submitted by: Dave Weldon, Representative (15th District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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