Tag Archives: Kennedy Space Center

Going Ballistic for Profit: Privatizing Major Tom

One of the stellar American achievements of the last half-century has been privatized. It is the latest chapter in the neoliberal transformation that has changed a county with a market economy into a market society. Few things in recent American history captured the imagination and interest of pubic the way the space race did. At […]

Flashback Friday: Apollo 10

On June 20, 1969 Apollo 11 landed on the moon and captivated the world’s attention. It’s often forgotten two months earlier a rocket launched from Cape Canaveral that put in place the final building blocks for the moon landing. ┬áThis week in 1969 Apollo 10, an often forgotten mission launched from Cape Canaveral from the […]

Flashback Friday: Apollo 8

This week in 1968 one of the most important space missions in history launched from Cape Canaveral. Apollo 8 was the first ever space mission to leave the earth’s orbit and to circle the moon. In the process they became the first humans to see the earth as a whole planet from space. It took […]

Climate Change already being seen at Kennedy Space Center

Unfortunately at an environmentally sensitive place like Cape Canaveral this was just a matter of time. The below video from the University of Florida Geology Department lays out the grim news for all to see. Among the findings were: Dunes that historically protected Kennedy Space Center from high seas even during the worst storms were […]