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Apollo Then & Now: Photo Series Captures Space Coast Change Fifty Years After Moon Missions


In the 1960’s, NASA’s Apollo program spurred growth and development on Florida’s SpaceCoast. Fifty years later, the lasting impact of the program can still be seen.

Photographer Jim Hobart set out to document those changes for a special photo project for WMFE. He recreated photos found from the 1960's and you can compare his new photos with the old using a slider tool.

We speak with Hobart, along with Ben Brotemarkle from the Florida Historical Society to talk about the project  and the impact Apollo had on Florida’s Space Coast.

Brendan Byrne is Central Florida Public Media's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing the organization's internship program. Byrne also hosts Central Florida Public Media's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration, and the weekly news roundup podcast "The Wrap."