Category: Cape Canaveral

SPACE HISTORY: America’s First Satellite Launched From Cape Canaveral Established ‘Foothold in Space’

On the evening of Jan. 31, 1958, the United States orbited its first satellite — Explorer 1. The effort was part of the nation’s participation in the International Geophysical Year (IGY), a peaceful scientific endeavor. It also marked America’s first step in the Space Race of the Cold War. […]

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President Eisenhower’s Christmas Greeting First Space-To-Earth Message In History 64 Years Ago

In this age of instant global communication, it’s hard to fathom that only 61 years ago this month the world’s first communications satellite was launched aboard an American Atlas rocket from right here in our backyard at Cape Canaveral. […]

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WATCH: 321 Lime House Beer Olympics at Carib Brewery in Cape Canaveral Now Underway

321 Limehouse in Cape Canaveral has many exciting events and great drinks they are featuring for this month, including during the Beer Olympics when teams put their skills to the test on Saturday, September 17, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., during a celebration of more than 20 craft beers, brewery tours, Cousin’s Maine Lobsters and a retail shopping experience. […]

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Launch of Freedom 7 From Cape Canaveral Boosted Spirits On May 5, 1961

On the morning of May 5, 1961, astronaut Alan Shepard crawled into the cramped Mercury capsule, “Freedom 7,” at Launch Complex 5 at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. […]

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