One Giant Leap: Part 4 – “The Cape”

Posted by Paul July 22nd, 2009

Few people knew much about Cape Canaveral prior to Alan Shepard’s sub-orbital spaceflight in May, 1961. Prior to that flight, Cape Canaveral went about its business as a U.S. Air Force installation engaged in the development and testing of missiles for the purpose of delivering nuclear warheads. But the U.S. manned space program, and the huge undertaking of going to the moon, made Cape Canaveral a household name.

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One Response

  1. Dorlene anderson says:

    I remember watching space programs on TV and the landing when I was young and have kept up with every flight through my lifetime. As a family we saw the history at Houston Space Center and loved it! I enjoyed your document. It filled in the missing pieces of my memory.

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