This film gives a little early space program history and then describes the economic impact that space-related industry has on several counties close to Cape Canaveral. It informs the viewer that utilities and other infrastructure needed to be improved and expanded. As the population grew, so did leisure activities such as surfing, sailing, golf and hunting. Viewers see libraries, schools, hospitals, motels and municipal buildings. There is some footage of the Gemini launch with spectators and press. Viewers also see churches and civic groups. Tourists are seen witnessing launches and visiting the Kennedy Space Center. Produced by Technicolor; sponsored by NASA.
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