If one science-related story has dominated headlines this year, it was the retirement of the space shuttle program. After 30 years, an era has ended in the United States’ exploration of space. While the impact on NASA has been well-covered, Welcome to Titusville discusses how it affects the small town that lies only a few miles from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Given that the last shuttle landing will have happened by the time you read this, it’s a sad tale of how this community has been hurt by the very industry that made it prosperous. We can only hope that when the new space travel program comes to fruition, it will include Titusville.
Music by: Phillip Sheppard