Check It Out! Birth of the Space Race: Virtual Tour Presentation

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Check It Out! Birth of the Space Race: Virtual Tour Presentation

July 21, 2017 - 09:48

Sit in cool comfort for a tour of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station where your tour director will be retired Army Major Randy Coppola.

Randy Coppola will present a multimedia historical review of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10 a.m. July 19, 2017 in the Branch Meeting Room at the Spring Hill Branch Library in Spring Hill. The presentation is open to all age groups.

Randy Coppola is a retired Army Major who resides in Brooksville, Florida. His last duties were at U. S. Central Command in Tampa, Florida where he supported various diplomatic missions in the Middle East and Africa.

Coppola gained a Digital Media A.S. from Eastern Florida State in 2015, using the 'Space Race' as factual source material for all his classes. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for supremacy in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program.

Coppola was a launch correspondent for US Launch Report, credentialed to NASA press and recognized videographer, compiling original content videos. He also volunteered as a media escort for SpaceX, United Launch Alliance and the 45th Public Affairs Office at Patrick Air Force Base.

As a docent for the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, Coppola provides tours of Blockhouse 26, home of America's First Satellite launch, as well as the entire Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. He has given tours to and spoken publicly on the subject to audiences from Senior Citizens to retired Generals. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Anthony Adams at or phone (352)-754-4043 or visit
The Spring Hill Branch Library is located at 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34608.