Central Florida Roadtrip: Cocoa Beach

Central Florida Roadtrip: Cocoa Beach


♪MUSIC♪>>YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SO MANY INTERESTING THINGS TO SEE AND DO HERE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA WITHOUT EVER GOING ANYWHERE NEAR A THEME PARK. THERE’S A LOT OF INTERESTING HISTORY, THERE’S SOME GREAT STORIES, AND THERE’S SOME WEIRD STUFF TOO. SO, COME ON, LET’S TAKE A TRIP AROUND CENTRAL FLORIDA’S NEIGHBORHOODS. LET’S TAKE A ROAD TRIP. ♪MUSIC♪>>HELLO EVERYONE, I’M DR. PHIL HOFFMAN AND WELCOME TO CENTRAL FLORIDA ROAD TRIP. TODAY WE’RE MAKING A STOP IN BREVARD COUNTY IN THE CITY OF COCOA BEACH. MISSILE TOWN, U.S.A. AS IT WAS KNOWN IN THE 50’S AND 60’S BECAUSE OF ITS PROXIMITY TO THE SPACE CENTER. COCOA BEACH IS ABOUT 60 MILES EAST OF ORLANDO NESTLED ON THE ATLANTIC COAST WITH A POPULATION OF ABOUT 13,000. IN THE MID-1900’S COCOA BEACH WAS BUILT AROUND ONE INDUSTRY; THE AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAM.>>THE CITY OF COCOA BEACH WAS FOUNDED IN 1925 AS THE TOWN OF COCOA BEACH. PRIOR TO THE SECOND WORLD WAR, THERE WAS ONLY ABOUT 39 FULL-TIME RESIDENTS IN THE TOWN OF COCOA BEACH.>>COCOA BEACH EXPLODED ALONG WITH THE REST OF BREVARD COUNTY WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MISSILE LAUNCH SITE RIGHT NEXT DOOR AT CAPE CANAVERAL.>>BECAUSE OF ITS OCEAN-FRONT LOCATION, THE COCOA BEACH AREA WAS A POPULAR VACATION RETREAT. ONE OF THE EARLY VISITORS WAS WARREN G. HARDING, THE 29TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.>>WARREN G. HARDING, THE PRESIDENT-ELECT GOES OUT ON A FRIEND’S YACHT. AND WHEN THEY COME BACK THEY GET STUCK ON A SAND BAR IN THE INDIAN RIVER. AND SO, WARREN G. HARDING GETS IN THE DINGHY AND ROWS ASHORE BY HIMSELF. AND HE IS GREETED BY A MAN WHO SAYS, “HERE, I WANT TO GIVE THIS TO YOU. IT’S A DEED TO PROPERTY IN COCOA BEACH.” AND HARDING SAYS, “I CAN’T ACCEPT THAT. I CAN’T ACCEPT THAT.” AND THE MAN KEEPS PUSHING AND PUSHING AND FINALLY, HARDING SAYS, “OKAY. I’LL TAKE IT. NO POINT IN ARGUING HERE.” THE NEXT DAY, SIGNS WERE ALREADY GOING UP IN THE AREA PUT UP BY THIS REALTOR SAYING “BE WARREN G. HARDING’S NEIGHBOR. BUY A LOT IN FLORIDA.” SO IT WAS ALL A GAME TO GET PEOPLE TO BUY LOTS BY CLAIMING THAT HARDING WAS GOING TO LIVE THERE.>>LIKE MANY AREAS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA THE NATION’S INVOLVEMENT IN WAR PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THE HISTORY OF COCOA BEACH. BOTH SANFORD AND ORLANDO HAD AIR FORCE BASES THAT HAVE BECOME THEIR CURRENT AIR PORTS. COCOA BEACH’S HISTORY REVOLVED AROUND MAN’S QUEST FOR SPACE TRAVEL.>>THE WAR IS ACTUALLY VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF COCOA BEACH IN THAT, PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, WHICH WAS AT THAT TIME, THE BANANA RIVER NAVAL STATION WAS FOUNDED TO THE SOUTH OF THE COMMUNITY. SOMETHING UNUSUAL HAPPENED IN LATE 1940’S AND THE GOVERNMENT WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR A PLACE SO THEY COULD LAUNCH MISSILES. ALL OF A SUDDEN, THERE’S SOMETHING ACTIVE TO THE NORTH OF THE CITY OF COCOA BEACH. BECAUSE THE BANANA RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION BECOMES PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE. SO NOW YOU HAVE PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE TO THE SOUTH AND YOU HAVE THIS NEW CAPE CANAVERAL MISSILE LAUNCHING FACILITY TO THE NORTH. AND RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT, YOU HAVE THIS LITTLE TINY SAND BAR COMMUNITY CALLED COCOA BEACH. BUT FROM THE 1960’S TO THE 1970’S COCOA BEACH, AS DOES A LOT OF BREVARD COUNTY AT THIS TIME, HAS AN EXPLOSIVE GROWTH.>>JUST TO GIVE IT SOME PERSPECTIVE, THE DECADE OF THE 1950’S THE POPULATION OF FLORIDA AS A WHOLE EXPANDED BY ABOUT 70% BUT DURING THAT SAME DECADE, THE POPULATION OF BREVARD COUNTY EXPLODED BY OVER 370%. SO THE POPULATION INCREASE WAS REALLY DRAMATIC IN COCOA BEACH AND THE SURROUNDING AREA.>>A DECISION IS MADE EARLY ON THOUGH. BACK BY LYNDON JOHNSON, WHO KIND OF HEADED THE SPACE PROGRAM. PEOPLE THINK OF IT AS HEADED BY JOHN KENNEDY AND THE BIG PUSH BUT IT’S LYNDON JOHNSON WHO BACK IN THE ’50’S BECOMES THE LEADING PROPONENT FOR GOING INTO SPACE. TO HONOR JOHN KENNEDY, PRESIDENT JOHNSON ORDERS THE NAME OF THE BASE THERE CHANGED FROM CAPE CANAVERAL TO CAPE KENNEDY. HE ALSO ORDERS THE NAME OF THE TOWN OF CAPE CANAVERAL CHANGED TO CAPE KENNEDY. THE LOCAL RESIDENTS DON’T LIKE THAT. PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THAT CAPE CANAVERAL IS THE FIRST NAMED SPOT IN NORTH AMERICA, BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE HAS A NAME, A EUROPEAN NAME, IT IS NAMED CAPE CANAVERAL BY THE SPANISH EXPLORERS IN 1513. AND SO THE LOCAL RESIDENTS GO TO WAR WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND EVENTUALLY THE NAME OF THE TOWN IS CHANGED BACK TO CAPE CANAVERAL AND THE SPACE CENTER IS STILL CALLED CAPE KENNEDY.>>WHEN IT COMES TO CITY NAMES IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET IT RIGHT. THERE IS DAYTONA BEACH, BUT NO SUCH PLACE AS SIMPLY DAYTONA. THE SAME HOLDS TRUE FOR NEW SMYRNA BEACH. BUT IN THIS CASE, THERE ARE ACTUALLY TWO SEPARATE CITIES; COCOA, AND COCOA BEACH.>>WELL I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE GET CONFUSED BETWEEN COCOA AND COCOA BEACH BECAUSE COCOA BEACH OF COURSE IS RIGHT ON THE WATER. AND COCOA IS ON THE MAINLAND. AND IN FACT, THERE’S A BIG BARRIER ISLAND IN BETWEEN. MERRITT ISLAND IS IN BETWEEN COCOA AND COCOA BEACH. THEY DO SHARE THE NAME COCOA BUT THEY’RE TWO DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT CITIES.>>IN WORLD WAR II MANY FOLKS WERE NOT AWARE OF THE FACT THAT WAR WAS NOT ALL BEING FOUGHT ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. THERE WERE DANGERS RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA OFF THE COAST OF COCOA BEACH.>>WORLD WAR II IMPACTED BREVARD COUNTY AND THE COCOA BEACH AREA LIKE IT DID MUCH OF THE STATE. PEOPLE HAD TO BLACK OUT THEIR WINDOWS ALONG THE COAST BECAUSE THERE WERE GERMAN SUBMARINES PATROLLING UP AND DOWN THE COAST OF FLORIDA. AND THERE WERE ACTUALLY SUBMARINES THAT WOULD ATTACK SHIPS OFF OF THE COAST OF FLORIDA. AND THERE WERE SEVERAL SHIPS THAT WERE SUNK RIGHT OFF THE COAST OF COCOA BEACH. SO PEOPLE AREN’T OFTEN AWARE THAT THERE WAS THAT MUCH ACTIVITY RIGHT HERE ON AMERICAN SOIL. THERE WERE GERMANS THAT CAME ASHORE DURING THIS TIME PERIOD. THERE WERE P.O.W. CAMPS IN FLORIDA THAT HAD GERMAN SOLDIERS. WORLD WAR II HAD A TREMENDOUS IMPACT. THERE WAS RATIONING GOING ON. SO IF YOU WANTED TIRES FOR YOUR CAR, YOU HAD TO GO BEFORE A BOARD AND PROVE THAT YOU NEEDED THOSE TIRES. IF YOU WANTED SHOES, THEY WERE RATIONED. EVERYTHING WAS RATIONED FOR THE FOLKS THAT WERE GROWING UP HERE DURING THAT TIME PERIOD.>>IT WAS THE NATION’S SPACE PROGRAM IN THE 1950’S THAT SET COCOA BEACH AND IN FACT, MOST OF BREVARD COUNTY ON THE ROAD TO UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH. THE SPACE INDUSTRY WEAVED ITS WAY INTO EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE IN COCOA BEACH.>>IN THE 1950’S AND 1960’S THEY WERE MISSILE LAND U.S.A. THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE CALLED. MISSILE LAND U.S.A. WHAT’S THEIR HIGH SCHOOL? THE COCOA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL. THEY’RE THE MINUTE MEN. THEY’RE NOT THE MINUTE MEN BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED UP NORTH. THEY’RE THE MINUTE MEN BECAUSE OF THE MINUTE MAN MISSILE. AND THAT’S SOME OF THE COOL THINGS. I MEAN HOW IT INFILTRATED INTO ALL ASPECTS OF THE COMMUNITY. THE MAJORITY OF THE MOTELS THAT ALL HAD SPACE NAMES. YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE THE STARLITE MOTEL, THE POLARIS, THE ASTROCRAFT. YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE ALL THESE THINGS. YOU WOULD EXPECT TO SEE ARCHITECTURE THAT LOOKS LIKE IT’S THE SPACE AGE, LIKE THE GLASS BANK. AND IT REALLY WAS THE FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION. BUT EVERYONE CALLED IT THE GLASS BANK BECAUSE OF WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE. IT WAS ALMOST AS IF THIS BUILDING HAS THIS GLASS CAGE THAT’S BEEN PUT ATOP IT. AND IT TELLS ME THAT IN A COMMUNITY THAT IS A LITTLE OVER 3,000 PEOPLE OF WHAT THEY THOUGHT THE FUTURE WAS GOING TO BRING, OF WHAT THE SPACE PROGRAM WAS GOING TO BRING FOR THEM.>>IN THE 1960’S AND ’70’S WITH THE APOLLO PROGRAM, ALL EYES WERE DEFINITELY ON THIS AREA IN BREVARD COUNTY AND COCOA BEACH IN PARTICULAR. AND OF COURSE EVEN POPULAR CULTURE REFLECTED IT WITH “I DREAM OF JEANNIE” SET IN COCOA BEACH.>>MAJOR NELSON LIVES IN COCOA BEACH AND IT’S WONDERFUL BECAUSE IT GAVE COCOA BEACH FREE PUBLICITY EVERY DAY FOR FIVE YEARS, 132 EPISODES. COCOA BEACH WAS MENTIONED IN ALMOST EVERY EPISODE. ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT COCOA BEACH IS THAT THE ASTRONAUTS DIDN’T LIVE IN COCOA BEACH. DURING THE MERCURY PROGRAM AND THE EARLY YEARS OF THE MERCURY PROGRAM THEY LIVED UP IN VIRGINIA. THAT’S WHERE LANGLEY WAS. THEY NEVER LIVED IN COCOA BEACH. I THINK ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT COCOA BEACH IS HOW MANY COMMUNITIES THAT ARE AS SMALL IN POPULATION AS COCOA BEACH? CAN YOU GO UP TO SOMEBODY IN IOWA OR MAINE OR NEW YORK CITY, OR CALIFORNIA OR BE IN LONDON AND SAY “COCOA BEACH” ? AND PEOPLE WILL GO, “YEAH, I’VE HEARD OF COCOA BEACH.” A COMMUNITY, THAT’S AMAZING. IT IS AMAZING. AND A LOT OF THAT IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE POPULARITY OF COCOA BEACH FOR WHERE THE MERCURY ASTRONAUTS WERE. DATE LINES ALWAYS SAID “DATE LINE COCOA BEACH.” YOU KNOW, YOU PICK UP A STORY AND IT WAS ALWAYS COCOA BEACH. ALL THESE THINGS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED THE CITY OF COCOA BEACH IN THE MINDS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.>>NASA AND THE SPACE PROGRAM IN THE COCOA BEACH AREA HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 1950’S. AND ONE REPORTER HAS BEEN THERE TO WITNESS IT ALL FIRST HAND. FOR NEARLY SIX DECADES NOW, JAY BARBREE HAS BEEN KEEPING US ALL INFORMED ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON AT THE CAPE.>>I’M THE ONLY REPORTER THAT’S WOUND UP COVERING EVERY LAUNCH OF AMERICAN ASTRONAUTS. THERE’S BEEN 166 OF THEM HERE AND I’M HOPING THAT IN ANOTHER YEAR OR TWO OF DOING NUMBER 167. I’VE BEEN WITH NBC HERE NOW 58 YEARS. I CAME HERE THE FIRST TIME IN JANUARY 31, 1958 TO COVER THE EXPLORER SPACE SATELLITE. THAT WAS THE FIRST SATELLITE WE LAUNCHED. BUT IT WAS ONLY FEW HUNDRED PEOPLE ON COCOA BEACH AND IT WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LITTLE TOWN. AND ALL OF A SUDDEN IT’S GROWN UP TO BE WHAT IT IS TODAY. IT’S UNBELIEVABLE OF WHAT’S HAPPENED IN 58 YEARS. [ROCKET LAUNCH]>>THE SPACE INDUSTRY WAS THE MOST EXCITING THING IN THE 1950’S AND ’60’S. WHEN WE STARTED LAUNCHING SATELLITES AND THEN THEY SAID, “OKAY, WE NEED SOMETHING CALLED NASA.” AND NASA CAME ALONG IN 1958. THE MERCURY ASTRONAUTS WERE SELECTED IN APRIL 1959. I COVERED ALL OF THOSE. WHEN WE LAUNCHED ALAN SHEPARD ON MAY THE 5TH 1961, ON COCOA BEACH, EVERYBODY STOPPED THEIR CARS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AND MAJORITY OF THEM FELL TO THEIR KNEES AND PRAYED AS THEY WATCHED. OF COURSE THAT WAS A SUB-ORBITAL FLIGHT. WE DIDN’T GET INTO ORBIT UNTIL FEBRUARY THE 20TH 1962 WHEN JOHN GLENN WENT UP. PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE LAUNCH? AND OF COURSE THEY EXPECT ME TO SAY APOLLO 11. AND THE LAUNCH OF NEIL ARMSTRONG AND CREW WAS VERY, VERY ENTERTAINING. WE HAD GONE ONE STEP AT A TIME. WE GOT THERE. BUT NOTHING, NOTHING WILL EVER COME CLOSE TO JOHN GLENN’S FIRST LAUNCH INTO ORBIT.>>5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0. READY FOR LIFT OFF.>>THE REASON HAD BEEN ATLAS HAD EXPLODED SO MANY TIMES. AND IT WAS JUST AS GOOD A CHANCE THAT HE WAS GONNA LOSE HIS LIFE GOING INTO SPACE. AND THEN AFTER HE GOT UP THERE THEY GOT A SIGNAL. THEY THOUGHT THE HEAT SHIELD HAD COME OFF AND HAD SEPARATED. AND ALAN SHEPARD, HE WAS A CAPSULE COMMUNICATOR. HE WENT AHEAD AND TOLD JOHN AND THEY DIDN’T WANT HIM TO TELL HIM. SO HE RIDES THIS THING BACK AND HE MAKES IT THROUGH AND JOHN GLENN TO ME, AND NEIL ARMSTRONG TO ME, ALAN SHEPARD TO ME, THEY WERE THE MOST WONDERFUL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. THEY WERE REAL AMERICAN HEROES.>>JOHN GLENN WAS VERY SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE HE WAS THE FIRST AMERICAN TO ORBIT THE EARTH. AND SO HENRI LANDWIRTH, IN ORDER TO CELEBRATE THIS AMAZING FEAT, HE HAS A LIFE-SIZE REPLICA OF JOHN GLENN’S FRIENDSHIP 7 CAPSULE MADE FROM CAKE. IT’S A CAKE. IT’S A GIANT CAKE THAT LOOKS JUST LIKE A CAPSULE. AND JOHN GLENN IS SUPPOSED TO GO IN JANUARY AND THEN IT WAS CALLED OFF. AND THEN EARLY FEBRUARY IT’S CALLED OFF. AND SO ULTIMATELY, JOHN GLENN DOES LAUNCH FEBRUARY 20, 1962 AND THE CAKE IS BROUGHT OUT. IT WAS PROBABLY A FAIRLY STALE CAKE. BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW STALE IT WAS. IT’S THAT IT’S SO COOL. THIS IS A LIFE-SIZE CAKE.>>LIFT OFF! OF THE 25TH SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION AND IT HAS CLEARED THE TOWER.>>ONE OF THE TOUGHEST DAYS OF BARBREE’S CAREER CAME ON JANUARY 28, 1986 WITH A CHALLENGER DISASTER. THE SPACE CRAFT DISINTEGRATED OVER THE ATLANTIC OCEAN OFF THE COAST OF CAPE CANAVERAL AFTER AN O-RING SEAL IN IT’S RIGHT SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER FAILED AT LIFT OFF. ALL 7 ASTRONAUTS ON BOARD WERE KILLED.>>I’VE BEEN TOLD BY A VERY CLOSE FRIEND OF MINE THAT THEY SHOULDN’T LAUNCH AS COLD AS IT WAS. AND WE WERE STANDING UNDER IT AND AS IT WAS GOING UP, I HAVE A PREMONITION THAT SOMETHING WAS GONNA HAPPEN. SO I REACHED OVER AND STARTED DIALING AND I WAS DIALING NEW YORK’S NUMBER AND IT WAS RINGING WHEN IT EXPLODED OVER MY HEAD. AND OF COURSE I KNEW THEN WHAT HAD HAPPENED. AND IT WAS REALLY A DIFFICULT TIME. TWO NIGHTS LATER, I BROKE THE REASON FOR IT ON TOM BROKAW’S NIGHTLY NEWS. THAT WAS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST STORY THAT I EVER GOT.>>HAVING WITNESSED IT ALL, JAY BARBREE HAS AN AMAZING PERSPECTIVE ON MAN’S QUEST FOR SPACE TRAVEL.>>IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, I’M ONE OF THE LUCKIEST MEN IN THE WORLD TO HAVE WORKED FOR A GREAT COMPANY LIKE NBC FOR 58 YEARS AND I’M STILL WORKING FOR THEM. LUCKY TO HAVE COVERED ALL THE ASTRONAUT’S FLIGHT. LUCKY TO HAVE MARRIED THE WOMAN THAT I MARRIED AND TO HAVE THE FAMILY. AND I’M JUST A VERY, VERY LUCKY BOY. MORE LUCK THAN I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN.>>YOU KNOW, IN ADDITION TO THE SPACE INDUSTRY AT CAPE CANAVERAL, IT’S NOW ALSO THE GROWING CRUISE AND CARGO INDUSTRY AT PORT CANAVERAL. TO MANY IT MAY SEEM LIKE THE PORT HAS ONLY BEEN AROUND FOR A FEW YEARS BUT IN FACT, IT’S NOW MORE THAN 60 YEARS OLD.>>THE TALK ABOUT THE BEGINNINGS OF THE PORT, A LOT OF BUSINESSMEN ON THE MAINLAND SAW OPPORTUNITY TO SHIP CITRUS BECAUSE CITRUS WAS SO BIG IN FLORIDA. YOU KNOW, WAY BACK. AND ALSO SCRAP METAL. SO THEY SAW A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. IF WE COULD GET A CUT AND DEVELOP A PORT. THIS GOES BACK TO THE ’40’S. SO PLANNING BEGAN AND EVENTUALLY THROUGH THE CORE ENGINEERS AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GOT THE MONEY TO PUT THIS PORT TOGETHER AND THE DEDICATION WAS THE LATTER PART OF 1953. BUT IT WAS ALL AT THAT POINT SEEN AS CARGO AND THAT WAS GOING TO BE THE POTENTIAL OF THIS PORT. SO FROM 1953 UNTIL THE EARLY 1980’S, HUMBLE BEGINNINGS WITH FISHING AND CITRUS AND THEN MOVING INTO ALL KIND OF COMMODITIES TO MOVE INLAND. THE CRUISE INDUSTRY BECAUSE WE HAD FAIRLY DEEP WATER AND IT WAS EASIER TO DREDGE HERE THAN IN SOME AREAS IN THE NATION. SAW THE OPPORTUNITY AND AFTER DISNEY, THINGS JUST TOOK OFF. WE’RE SORT OF TIED FOR SECOND. IT’S ALWAYS EVERGLADES AND PORT CANAVERAL AS THE NUMBER 2 IN THE WORLD. MIAMI CONTINUES TO BE NUMBER 1. BUT NOT BY ALL THAT MUCH. COLLECTIVELY, YOU PUT THE THREE FLORIDA PORTS TOGETHER AND WE ARE THE JUGGERNAUT IN THE CRUISE INDUSTRY IN THE WORLD. WE HAVE ABOUT 4 MILLION PASSENGERS EVERY 12 MONTH CRUISE YEAR. AND WHAT’S INTERESTING IS THE CONNECTION TO ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL. HALF OF THAT 4 MILLION COME THROUGH THAT AIR PORT. AND THE THING THAT’S PROBABLY THE MOST INTERESTING THAT’S HEAD OF US, IS THE THING THAT’S THE NEWEST. AND THAT’S AEROSPACE. THERE’S A DIRECT CONNECTION HERE. WE EVEN LEASE A SPACE TO SPACE X NOW. WE PULL THEIR ROCKETS OUT SO THEY CAN REUSE. THEY REFURBISH THEM HERE AT PORT CANAVERAL. SO UNLIKE OTHER PORTS IN AMERICA, PORT CANAVERAL HAS THAT EXTRA DIMENSION OF HAVING A DIRECT SPACE CONNECTION. THAT GOES BACK, YOU KNOW, THE ’50’S WITH AEROSPACE IN THIS COUNTY. SO THAT TIES IN A LOT OF THE HISTORY THAT’S MADE BREVARD COUNTY WHAT IT IS TODAY.>>THE FUTURE FOR PORT CANAVERAL IS STRONG. IT’S ESTIMATED THAT AS MANY AS 10 ADDITIONAL TERMINALS WILL BE NEEDED IN FLORIDA IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. PORT CANAVERAL IS THE ONLY PORT WITH THE SPACE LOCATION AND A REAL OPPORTUNITY TO SERVICE THAT DEMAND. THANKS FOR BEING WITH US ON THIS EDITION OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ROAD TRIP. JOIN US NEXT TIME AS WE CONTINUE TO DISCOVER OUR TRADITION RICH HISTORY THAT STILL SURROUNDS US ALL TODAY RIGHT HERE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA. I’M DR. PHIL HOFFMAN. WE’LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON CENTRAL FLORIDA ROAD TRIP.

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