Saturday, May 7, 2011
Astronauts all over the place
The Astronaut Parade just finished in downtown Cocoa Beach with dozens of space travelers all in Corvettes although moving at much lower speeds than when they used to burn up these roads back in the day. This is to celebrate 50 years of Americans in space that began with Alan Shepard's flight on May 5, 1961 aboard Freedom 7. That first manned American space flight lasted 15 minutes 28 seconds, achieved a top speed of 5134 mph and traveled just 303 miles. Street party all day downtown today with Minutemen Cswy blocked off between Orlando and Brevard Avenues. Come join the fun if you're around.