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Why is Saturn Important to Saturn Elementary? | Your Space Place

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From the Saturn V rocket to the planet, Saturn Elementary has tried to teach its students about the importance of space exploration. Saturn Elementary is one of the many schools in Brevard County with a space-related name.

Photo from Gus | Moon Memories

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Retired NASA engineer, John Tribe, tells a story about a memento the late Gus Grissom left behind. Astronaut Gus Grissom was one of three crew members who perished in the Apollo 1 fire.

Freedom 7 Elementary Honors Its History! | Your Space Place

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Freedom 7 Elementary has a long history in celebrating space with Alan Shepard and honoring local heroes. See how else they are involved with space exploration.

Partying with Astronauts | Moon Memories

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When the astronauts came to visit, Central Floridians were in for a treat. A hotelier and retired space employees share about what it was like when the astronauts came to visit.

How Did MILA Elementary Get Its Name? | Your Space Place

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Mila Elementary is one of the many schools in Brevard County with a space-related name. Mila Elementary has a vast history that dates all the way back to the space boom. Although it’s changed over the years, they still remember the history.

Watching Launches | Moon Memories

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From Gemini to Apollo 11 moon landing to present, many Central Floridians embrace the opportunity to experience a launch. Locals share their memories of the incredible experience watching launch after launch.

Frank King - Kissimmee | Central Florida Roadtrip

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Many of us who enjoy reading the Sunday comics are very familiar with “Gasoline Alley.” First published in 1918, it is the 2nd longest-running comic strip in the U.S. “Gasoline Alley” was the creation of Frank King, who for some 20 years called Kissimmee home.

Early Rocket Ventures | Moon Memories

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The Redstone Rocket was NASA's early venture into long-range rocketry and would later be used to put the first U.S. man in space. Ike Rigell shares about his early days working on the Redstone Rocket, at a time when putting a man on the moon was only a dream.

Hamilton Disston - Kissimmee | Central Florida Roadtrip

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After the Civil War, Hamilton Disston contracted with the financially wobbly state of Florida to dredge the Kissimmee River and drain its southern lands, for which he would own half of all the land that he successfully drained. This deal made Disston the largest single landowner in the United States.

Ideal Launch Location | Moon Memories

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Historians and retired NASA workers explain why the Central Florida Space Coast is an ideal choice for launches.

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