Brevard banking on space promises Florida Today

When Sen. John McCain comes to the Space Coast on Monday, he might not realize that his visit resulted from a year-long effort by members of the aerospace industry in Brevard County. Facing a loss of thousands of jobs when the space shuttle stops flying in 2010, county leaders last year mounted a far-reaching lobbying effort and used all their political contacts to elevate the future of America’s human space flight program to a national issue.
The diligence has begun to pay off, as both presidential candidates have made promises that Floridians plan to make sure they keep.