The Space Coast is a region in the U.S. state of Florida around Kennedy Space Center (KSC), where NASA launched Space Shuttles until the last one on July 8, 2011 at 11:29 a.m.; and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, site of unmanned civilian and military space launches. Cities in the area include Titusville, Cocoa, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral, Merritt Island (unincorporated), Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and Palm Bay. Most of the area lies within Brevard County. It is bounded on the south by the Treasure Coast. It is bounded on the west and north by Central Florida and is economically tied to that region. It is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean.
Read more about Space Coast: The Space Coast Area Code, Space-named Landmarks (outside KSC and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station)
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“Here in the U.S., culture is not that delicious panacea which we Europeans consume in a sacramental mental space and which has its own special columns in the newspapersand in peoples minds. Culture is space, speed, cinema, technology. This culture is authentic, if anything can be said to be authentic.”
—Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929)
“My impression about the Panama Canal is that the great revolution it is going to introduce in the trade of the world is in the trade between the east and the west coast of the United States.”
—William Howard Taft (18571930)