Cape Canaveral is along a region referred to as the Space Coast and houses the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as well as the Kennedy Space Center. It rests alongside the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern coast of Florida. Port Canaveral is a cargo, cruise, and naval port in the same region.
Cape Canaveral is a cape is Brevard County, Florida, which is believed to have been discovered by Juan Ponce de Leon a Spanish conquistador in 1513 during the first Spanish colonial period. Although Cape Canaveral is now mostly known and decorated for its rocket launches and its NASA programs, before its development, thousands of years ago, (about 12,000 years), this region is believed to have been inhabited by some of the indigenous people/natives of Florida.