Experts in the tourism industry have no doubt the loss of
shuttle launches will reduce the number of visitors to the Space Coast.

Shuttle launches draw 250,000 plus spectators per event and
nearly $4 million to $5 million in revenue for the area

The shuttle launch ear ends, marketing efforts for the Space
Coast already trying to revamp the area to keep tourists coming to the
region.  Central Florida will still have
12 cargo rocket launches a year.  These
events will still be marketed.