Space Miami – Doc on Abandoned Rocket Site

Just wanted to share a short film I just finished on an abandoned rocket site in the Everglades. It was built by Aerojet in 1963 in an attempt to get the contract to build the rockets for the Apollo mission, but when the deal never happened they shut up the plant.

They did test a few rockets, built in a 150 foot deep silo. The rocket is still there, never removed.

It was a very creepy and surreal place – like something out of Lost. But a very bizarre piece of history in the space race, and a total environmental disaster in the damage it caused.

If anyone’s interested let me know and I can elaborate way further on the history of the site.