RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 6: Space, the Cocoa Beach Frontier

Dublin Core

Title

RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 6: Space, the Cocoa Beach Frontier

Alternative Title

Space, the Cocoa Beach Frontier Podcast

Subject

Podcasts
Documentaries
Cocoa Beach (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Kennedy Space Center
Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Merritt Island (Fla.)
Titusville (Fla.)

Description

Episode 6 of RICHES Podcast Documentaries: Space, the Cocoa Beach Frontier. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or cooperation of local area partners.

Episode 6 examines the history of the U.S. Space Program in Florida and how the program affected Cocoa Beach. This podcast includes an interview with Lori C. Walters, a professor of history at the University of Central Florida. In the late 1950s, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) began constructing launch pads and towers on Florida's east coast as the "Missile Firing Laboratory." On July 1, 1962, NASA activated the Launch Operations Center, which was renamed the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in 1963. KSC has been the United States' launch site for every human space flight since 1968. In 2011, the Space Shuttle program ended, which resulted in the KSC workforce downsizing significantly.

Abstract

In this podcast, Dr. Lori Walters from the University of Central Florida history department discusses interesting tidbits about the city of Cocoa Beach and the ways in which it was affected by the missile and space races from the 1950s onward.

Creator

Hermanstorfer, Mark

Source

Original 16-minute and 32-second podcast by Mark Hermanstorfer, May 15, 2011: "RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 6: Space, the Cocoa Beach Frontier." RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Orlando, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 2011-05-15

Date Copyrighted

2011-05-15

Date Issued

2011-05-15

Contributor

Walters, Lori C.

Is Part Of

RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Orlando, Florida.
RICHES Podcast Documentaries Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Requires

Multimedia software, such as QuickTime.

Format

audio/mp3

Extent

8.10 MB

Medium

16-minute and 32-second podcast

Language

eng

Type

Sound/Podcast

Coverage

Launch Operations Center, Titusville, Florida
John F. Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, Florida
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Cape Canaveral, Florida
Merritt Island, Florida
Patrick Air Force Base, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Mark Hermanstorfer and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Duggins, Pat. Final Countdown: NASA and the End of the Space Shuttle Program. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2007.
"Kennedy's Rich History." NASA. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/index.html.
Lipartito, Kenneth, and Orville R. Butler. A History of the Kennedy Space Center. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007.
Reynolds, David West. Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space. Richmond Hill, Ont: Firefly Books, 2006.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries." RICHES of Central Florida. http://riches.cah.ucf.edu/podcastsblog.php.
Sinise, Gary, et al. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions. Silver Spring, MD: Discovery Communications, 2008.
Walters, Lori C. Missileland, USA: Cocoa Beach and America's Space Program. Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1990, 1990.

Sound/Podcast Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 audio podcast

Duration

16 minutes and 32 seconds

Bit Rate/Frequency

128kbps

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