STEVE WILSON: May 30, 2020, Was a Very Special Day in the History of Our Country

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SPACE COAST DAILY TV: My broadcasting partner Orville Susong and I had the privilege of covering the SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket launch on Saturday, May 30. We thought we would add a little twist to our coverage by getting the thoughts of others from around the county and that people would recognize. We sent out requests and had 10 people respond with video clips that we played during our coverage.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – My Friday Night Locker Room broadcasting partner Orville Susong and I had the privilege of covering the SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket launch on Saturday, May 30.

We were there for Day 1 on Wednesday when the launch was delayed by the weather. Three days later, the weather cooperated, and the Falcon 9 rocket lifted Crew Dragon from the historic LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center.

In preparation for what turned out to be our two-day coverage of SpaceX, Orville and I gave a lot of thought as to how we wanted to put our coverage together.

Our “headquarters” was Juice ‘N Java Café in Cocoa Beach. During our live broadcasts, we bounced back and forth between the Café and the beach, talking with individuals about their thoughts on the upcoming launch.

We thought we would add a little twist to our coverage by getting the thoughts of others from around the county and that people would recognize. We sent out requests and had 10 people respond with video clips that we played during our coverage.

We felt like it would add something to the broadcast. And, in my opinion, it did.

STEVE WILSON: Our “headquarters” was Juice ‘N Java Café in Cocoa Beach. During our live broadcasts, we bounced back and forth between the Café and the beach, talking with individuals about their thoughts on the upcoming launch.

Orville and I would like to thank the following people that took the time to respond:

■ U.S. Congressman Bill Posey
■ Mike Haridopolos, former President of the Florida State Senate
■ Steve Crisafulli, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
■ Col. Tim Thomas U.S. Army (Ret.), City of Melbourne Councilman
■ Alyssa Carson, Youngest-ever astronaut-in-training and Florida Tech student
■ Captain Winston Scott U.S. Navy (Ret.), former NASA astronaut
■ Jennifer Sugarman, President/CEO Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce
■ Lisa Nicholas, Economic Development Director – City of Titusville
■ Mike Erdman, Erdman Automotive
■ Jim McKnight, City Manager of City of Cocoa Beach

May 30, 2020, was a very special day in the history of our country.

“It was an honor for me and Steve to cover such a historic event,” said Orville. “To launch a private – manned vehicle from U.S. soil, flawlessly, was about as good as it gets.”

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STEVE WILSON: Our “headquarters” was Juice ‘N Java Café in Cocoa Beach. During our live broadcasts, we bounced back and forth between the Café and the beach, talking with individuals about their thoughts on the upcoming launch.

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