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Enterprise was named for the spaceship
from the Star Trek television series.
Flight & Test Orbiter:
First free flight August 12, 1977.
Enterprise was used for the Approach and
Landing test program, making five free flights
Arriving in 1885, the first railroad to Titusville was a 35-mile stretch of track from Enterprise on a line of the Jacksonville, Tampa, and Key West Railroad, the JT&KW. The tracks ran down the middle of Broad Street's right-of-way, and out onto a…
Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963. Project Mercury was United States' first man-in-space program. Over 2,000,000 people from many government agencies and aerospace corporations combining their skills and experiences into the na…
Second American to orbit the earth
Born: Boulder, CO May 1, 1925
Mercury Flight-May 24, 1962 4 Hours 56 Minutes - 3 Orbits
Launch Vehicle - Mercury-Atlas7 Spacecraft - Aurora 7
Jules Verne's mythical journey to the Moon in the 1880's
was similar to the Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969
Both had three man crews
Both landed in the Pacific Ocean
Both used retro-rockets for descent
Both flights blasted off from C…
The first flight of a liquid oxygen - gasoline rocket occurred March 16, 1926 in Auburn, Mass. Traveling a distance of 184 feet in 2.5 seconds with an average speed of 60 miles per hour.
Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963. Project Mercury was United States' first man-in-space program. Over 2,000,000 people from many government agencies and aerospace corporations combining their skills and experiences into the national effort.
The Thousand Islands formed as the result of an ancient tidal inlet that breached this barrier island and flowed across modern-day Cocoa Beach. The indigenous Ais people, a fisher-gatherer society, lived along the inlet. Their oyster-shell middens…
On October 31, 1916, citrus grower and inventor Edward Postell Porcher and wife Byrnina Peck Porcher, moved into what was the grandest house in Cocoa. The house is a unique example of Neo-Classical Revival Style architecture interpreted in coquina…
Ernest Kouwen-Hoven, a land developer and promoter of Indialantic-by-the-Sea in 1918-19, realized that if the seaside town was to become a resort-residential community, a bridge must be built from the mainland to the peninsula. He contracted local…