Everyone knows about Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center, but did you know rockets were launched from the Upper Peninsula during the early years of the space program? On Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm, join Glen Swanson to learn about Michigan’s role in space exploration.
The Keweenaw Rocket Range is located at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the U.P.. A memorial stone erected by NASA marks the spot that was once instrumental in space exploration and now is one of the state’s best kept historical secrets.
Glen Swanson is a visiting instructor at Grand Valley State University and was the historian at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He’s also written an award-winning book about the Apollo space program.