Three overall winners will win a trip to Florida, USA to visit innovative hotspots including the Cape Kennedy
Space Centre, Epcot Theme Park - Walt Disney World Florida and Ripley's Believe it or Not.
For launch, the Shuttle used many of the facilities at Cape Kennedy
developed for the Apollo programme.
July16 1969: Apollo 11 takes off for the Moon The Apollo 11 space rocket takes off from Cape Kennedy
at the start of the first attempt to land a man on the Moon.
Mary Anne Costa, 84, thinks back to the thrilling moments four days earlier when Apollo 11 blasted off at Cape Kennedy
and the massive machine seemed to struggle to get off the ground.
From the Cape Kennedy
launch on July 16, to splashdown in the Pacific on July 24, the world was captivated by what President Nixon would describe as "the greatest week since creation".
Yet, American bureaucratic processes, which require a replacement name relevant to the site in question and which mandate a minimum waiting period of five years to commemorate individuals (a result of Floridians' successful protest against the renaming of Cape Canaveral as Cape Kennedy
during the 1960s), have preserved many of these toponyms.
And as in dreams, or at Cape Kennedy
, they rise, Slowly it seems, their chests like royals, yet Behind them in a double plume the sand curls up, Is barely dented by their flying hooves, And wheels that barely touch the world, And the wind slams shut behind him.
The milestone was set by military vehicles loaded on board the MV Cape Kennedy
, a ship of the U.
See and Charles Bassett, scheduled to fly together in Gemini 9, the deaths of Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee in the Apollo 1 fire at Cape Kennedy
in January 1967; Ed Givens's tragic automobile accident in a Houston suburb in June 1967; and the death of C.
JULY 16 Apollo 11 space rocket takes off from Cape Kennedy
, Florida, to land a man on the moon
m on July 16 from Cape Kennedy
(now Cape Canaveral) in Florida, the Soviets faced the prospect of a tremendous loss of prestige, even though Moscow remained polite and continued to talk about cooperation in space.
Lockheed Martin, Pan American World Airways, and Boeing), including work on the Saturn program at Cape Kennedy