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Mission Accomplished

Current Issue, Local, Special Section

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 kerfuffle.

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A special space

Current Issue, Local, Special Section

A unique local museum of space heritage owes its birth to, oddly enough, the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

“In 1988, Titusville physician Dr. Doyle Chastain had seen the Walk of Fame in California and wanted to do something similar to honor the workers of the space program,” said Karan Conklin, executive director of the American Space Museum and the U.S. Space Walk of Fame. 

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Season of the Switch

Current Issue, Local, Special Section

With the forecast for a very active hurricane season worrying residents, emergency managers in Brevard County are offering advice to help everyone stay calm — but ready. Early preparations go a long way toward ensuring the safety of families, pets and homes.

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2024 Space Coast Symposium

The Chamber is bringing together cutting-edge and powerful local & international innovators who find much of their success right here in Brevard County. Opportunity for Q&A! The Keynote Speakers are: -Janet Petro, Director of NASA -Brian Huseman, VP Public Policy…

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On a roll

Local, People & Business

Fascinated with cameras as a kid, longtime Space Coast photographer Roger Scruggs admits that he has always been “obsessed with creating images.”

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Holiday gift guide 2023

Holidays

Whether you are searching for a unique handmade item, a gift for those who seek adventure, something antique or coastal themed, gift certificates for dining out, a one-of-a-kind piece of art or to purchase a gift with the goal of donating to a favorite charity, the options are endless on the Space Coast.

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Fast Track

Cover Story, Education

Elaine Larsen, co-founder of Larsen Motorsports, spent almost two decades blasting down quarter-mile tracks in jet dragsters that reached speeds around 300 miles per hour.

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Seeing red

Moments in Space History, Space and Aviation

Ten-year-old Pat Duggin had a backyard seat for what he describes as free fireworks from Cape Canaveral. The son of an Air Force chief master sergeant, he has vivid memories of seeing the night sky burst into light with the Pioneer 10 probe heading toward Jupiter aboard an Atlas-Centaur rocket in 1972.

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Next Stop: Mars

Moments in Space History, Space and Aviation

Planning for a crew’s health in deep space is as essential as for a successful rocket launch, experts say. Researchers at the Florida Institute of Technology and the University of Central Florida have active roles in that work to ensure astronauts’ physical and mental health for the 140-million-mile trek from Earth to Mars. Radiation, isolation, distance, gravity fields and closed environments are the high-risk factors of all space exploration that scientists take into account while planning for the great crewed journeys.

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Long view into time

Moments in Space History, Space Coast History, Special Section

The Hubble Space Telescope 340 miles in orbit above the Earth has mesmerized stargazers with images of the universe’s beauty and mysteries for decades and is still going strong.

The first observatory designed to be serviced in space, it is considered to be the most productive scientific instrument ever built. Hubble’s saga is as much one of high drama as it is scientific discovery. Its story arcs with tragedy, heroes and ultimate victory over the years after its launch and five service trips — all launched from the Kennedy Space Center.

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Publishers Note – Spring 2023

Publisher's Note

It’s hard to avoid space and aeronautics topics in a magazine based on the Space Coast.

So even though this isn’t our annual aviation and space issue, we have two stories of interest to readers interested in space and aviation.

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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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