[ EXPLORE ]
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Last Stepping Stone to the Moon
The Lure of the Moon
“God Created the Heavens
and The Earth.”
Christmas Eve 
Carl Sagan’s Message in a bottle …
“Johnny B. Goode” b/ Chuck Berry
Carl Sagan’s (Planet Earth) Mix tape runs five hours, the time Sagan had to edit an audio representation of the human race’s celestial home … Hoping, of course, that beings from another world might receive the message.
“This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours.” — President Jimmy Carter
National Aeronautic and Space Administration
1950 — Until NASA decided Cape Canaveral would be the spot from which it would launch American Astronauts into Outer Space, the sixty mile stretch along Florida’s East Coast was know for its Indian River Citrus, and it’s harsh (many believed uninhabitable) tropical environment … A better home to the creatures that dominated the wetlands, west of the mainland, Indian River shore.
THE ORIGINAL 7
• Alan Shepard — First American In Space
May 5, 1961
• John Glenn — First American To Orbit
February 20, 1962
(It takes two to rendezvous)
Four Days / 66 Orbits
Ed White — First Space Walk
circled the Earth 66 times in four days,
First US flight to approach the five-day flight of the Soviet Vostok 5.
Two launches from the Cape that day
AGENA (Target Vehicle)
GEMINI 8 w/Armstrong and Scott
After a SUCCESSFUL DOCKING,
a DEATH SPIRAL RECOVERY.
PAD 39 (A/B)
Last Stepping Stone To The Moon
SATURN V ROCKET
July 16, 1969 — The Saturn V rocket was so large that it could be seen (atop the flame), from 15 miles away, with the naked eye.
Apollo 1: Tragic Beginning
Launch date: February 21, 1967 (scheduled)
Gus Grissom —
Ed White —
Roger B. Chaffee —
Christmas Eve 1968
“God Created The Heavens and The Earth”
— Sistine Chapel b/ Michelangelo
July 16, 1969
Cape Canaveral, Florida)
July 20, 1969
One Small Step for Man,
One Giant Leap for Mankind.
Neil Armstrong — [FOOTPRINT]
Buzz Aldrin (Lobbied to be the first man on the Moon.)
Michael Collins (Orbiting overhead, anxious and alone.)
LED ZEPPELIN — The Hindenburg (1937)
CHALLENGER — (1986) EXPLOSION/DISASTER
b/ Keith Leblanc (Fats Comet/Tack>>Head)
[ “SEE” ]
— a photojournalist
looking to “see” florida.