This short documentary by Coffee and Celluloid Productions tells the fascinating story behind a haunting collection of abandoned buildings in Florida. In 1963, a company called Aerojet built a rocket factory in the Everglades, hoping to win the contract to build the rockets that would send the Apollo missions to the moon. In the process, they built the world's largest solid fuel rocket. When they lost the contract, the site was left to rot.
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