War & Peace
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was always focused on the peaceful exploration of space, but make no mistake, the fire that lit JFK’s ambitious fuse had much to do with the United States and the Soviet Union being global adversaries, and attached to the Kennedy Space Center was Port Canaveral and Patrick Air Force Base, military installations, working on some of the most secret and sensitive projects.
Late-night U2 departure from Patrick Air Force Base.
Trident Launch …
Sandy paths through the palmetto
Fifth sand road on the right
Out of the scrub, jeeps, camouflaged soldiers, M-16s
“This isn’t the fifth road.”
Merritt Island Barge Ride
More familiar is the dramatic piggy back ride a modified 747 jetliner would give the Shuttles back to Cape Canaveral to be prepared for another launch. Being able to reuse the shuttle was the technological and physical breakthrough marking NASA’s (1981) return to space.