Welcome to Titusville – Ride5 Media Group

July 14 2011, 8:38am

The end of the NASA Shuttle program’s 30-year mission to boldly go to the International Space Station has caused a lot of hubub on Florida’s East Coast. Take a look at some of the people affected.

Welcome to Titusville from Ride5 on Vimeo. Welcome to Titusville shows the impact of the 30 year Space Shuttle program on the residents of Titusville, a city that lies only a few miles from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Music by Phillip Sheppard

If it were not for NASA, we would not have UCF (originally built as a tech school to train engineers to work in the Space industry), the “Beach Line”, Waterford Lakes, and tons of other amenities in Orlando. People give Disney a lot of credit for bringing economic development to Orlando, but the people employed by military contracts, Lockheed, Siemens, simulation and training, and other engineering industries is really the backbone of Orlando’s higher-paying jobs. This is a huge impact to our entire region, not just the few towns neighboring Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral.