July 16, 2019 / Modified jul 16, 2019 11:03 a.m.

Space Chase, USA

See how the space race transformed Cocoa Beach, Florida during the 1950s and 60s.

Explore the extraordinary, transformative events Cocoa Beach residents found themselves engaged in as the exploration of the future and beyond arrived on their sleepy shores. In 1951, Cocoa Beach had its first stoplight installed, and over the next 10 years, the population grew by 1000 percent. Cocoa Beach, Florida lies 10 miles south of America’s primary spaceport, the Kennedy Space Center. Through resident accounts, archival footage and home movies, the documentary will provide a broader personal connection to an important time in Cocoa Beach’s history.

Space Chase, USA, Tuesday at 10 p.m. on PBS 6.

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