There Are Many Space Launch Sites Around the World
But There Is Only One Launch Site That Is Suitable for Public Viewing The Cape Canaveral Spaceport!
The Cape Has Many Advantages That No Other Site Can Offer Easy Access Good Geographical Layout Good Weather Visitor Friendly Proximity to Other Tourist Attractions Both Manned and Unmanned Launches
But We Don’t Use Our Huge Advantages Very Effectively It’s Not Easy to Find Out About Launch Activity Real Time Information Is Inadequate Visitors Don’t Get The Sensation That They Are At The World’s Foremost Launch Base If We Could Address These Deficiencies: –Visitors Might Stay Here Longer –More Visitors Might Come to View Launches –Related Problems Would Be Reduced
Related Problems Traffic: Where do they go and how to they get there? Security: Where to stay away from and when to stay away? Safety: Where are the people congregated and how do we communicate with them if required? How to Support Launch Customers –Provide a Better Environment –Provide Better Information Availability –Display an Attitude of “We are glad you are here”
How Do We Do This? Electronic Signs With Launch Schedules Low Power AM/FM Radio Broadcasts Use of Existing and Planned NOAA, AWOS, and ATIS Transmitters Countdown Clocks in Stores and Hotels TV Links to Hotel Systems A Dedicated Launch Information System
NWS 162.55 AWIS ATIS Low Power AM/FM Dedicated Terminal Marine VHF Signs Launch Information System
And most importantly…. Develop a Whole New Community Attitude! Encourage better coordination between our two top industries Recognize launch viewing potential in government and industry planning
What next? First, accomplish an analysis –Select best viewing sites –Design required information systems –Identify opportunities –Develop a plan Then, implement the plan –Build information systems –Advertise!