space coast area homes activities and happenings: Christmas Lights Display in Satellite Beach - 12/22/14 12:52 AM
As a child, I loved it when my parents took my sister and me out to look at Christmas Lights.  Satellite Beach has an entire street that is beautifully lit up.  On Verbenia Ct, just two streets west of A1a on the north side of DeSoto, the residents on this block have banned together to put together a Holiday display that is worth visiting!
There are pretty arches from one side of the street to the other that … (0 comments)

space coast area homes activities and happenings: Orion Launches from Cape Canaveral - 12/02/14 07:24 AM
A good many people thought that NASA was “closed for business” when the manned Space Shuttle Program was shut down in July of 2011.  The fact was that the shuttle program was over 30 years old, and much of the technology used for the shuttles was quickly becoming obsolete.                                        Thursday marks a come back, if you will, for manned space missions for NASA.  There is a 60% chance (due to local weather) that NASA will launch the unmanned Orion Space Capsule on Thursday morning at 7:05am.  Orion is planning to orbit the Earth twice well above the International Space … (0 comments)

space coast area homes activities and happenings: Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival 2014 - 11/17/14 08:57 AM
The 3rd annual Ocean-Reef-Beach Festival is coming December 6th, 2014!  This festival is returning to Pelican Beach Park and will celebrate the ocean side tropical lifestyle that we all enjoy so much here on the beautiful Space Coast of Florida.  There will be live music, a chowder cook off and members of our local arts community showings their wares.  What a great opportunity to do some ocean themed Christmas shopping as there will be surfboards and many other ocean themed gifts available.  There will also be educational programs in the A-frame Pelican Beach Clubhouse and a sea turtle maze for the … (3 comments)

space coast area homes activities and happenings: RIP Shirley Temple...You Were The Best! - 02/11/14 07:40 AM
When I was a little girl of 2 or 3, I would spend a fair amount of time at my grandma's house up in Ely, Minnesota.  One of the things I so fondly remember was laying on the floor of the living room (the "front room" as my Grammy called it) with my chin in my hands and watching Shirley Temple movies.  I loved them!  Back then, there wasn't any cable TV, and we used to work the rabbit ears to death to get a signal out of Duluth.  I don't know why, but there always seemed to be a Shirley … (7 comments)

space coast area homes activities and happenings: Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral tonight 1/23/14 - 01/23/14 01:02 AM
NASA is launching a new satellite for it’s communications network tonight Thursday, January 23, 2014.   The launch is scheduled for 9:05pm EST from Cape Canaveral.  NASA has allowed a 40 minute launch window, so, the launch could occur anywhere up to 9:45pm.The 3.8 ton Atlas rocket was built by Boeing and is the 12th rocket of it’s type.  Since the Shuttle program was retired, Cape Canaveral primarily is used for launching tracking and data relay satellites for the International Space Station, the Hubble Telescope and the US Earth observation satellites.  This particular satellite will bolster voice and data links between mission … (4 comments)

space coast area homes activities and happenings: Air and Space Show on the Space Coast! - 11/01/13 06:55 AM
The Air and Space Show will be at the on Florida's beautiful Space Coast on November 2, 2013.  The Air and Space Show will be performing in front of the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront at 2605 North Highway A1A in Indialantic.  The Crowne Plaza has an awesome oceanfront deck which will be perfect to watch the Air and Space Show from. 
The headliners for the Air and Space Show
are the Black Diamond Jet Team.  A Canadian Air Force CT155 Hawk will also make an appearance the Canadian Air Force will also be making an appearance in the form of a CT155 … (2 comments)

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