U.S. Space Walk of Fame Grand Re-Opening Set For May 31
By Space Coast Daily // May 29, 2014
vets of space program serve as tour guides
ABOVE VIDEO: The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the U. S. Space Program through its Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and future Shuttle monuments in Space View Park and the free Space Walk of Fame Museum. The monuments and museum honor the men and women who made the space program possible and the astronauts who flew the missions.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA — The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum will host their Grand Reopening on Saturday, May 31 at their new location at 308 Pine Street in Titusville, Florida.The ribbon cutting starts at 2:30 p.m.
“We at the U. S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation work to preserve the history of the U. S. Space Program through its Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and future Shuttle monument displays in Space View Park and the U. S Space Walk of Fame museum. We invite you to visit us and see the rich history of the U. S. Space program.”
Instead of the usual $5 admission for adults (15 and under free), admission will be free and guests will receive 25 percent off in the gift shop for items purchased during the reopening (excluding autographed, collectable, or sale items). The ribbon cutting starts at 2:30 p.m.
Now you can see what it’s like in the U.S Space Walk of Fame’s Pad 36A Launch control Room.
They have the actual working consoles used to send satellites into orbit as well as audio tapes of the actual launches help you experience the liftoff of the rockets. Veterans of the space program serve as knowledgeable guides providing a first-hand history of the U.S. space program.
ALSO CONSISTS OF AN OUTDOOR PLAZA
The US Space Walk of Fame is an outdoor plaza on the Indian River in Titusville, Florida, honoring both the astronauts and the NASA and contractor personnel who made American manned space exploration possible. Its monuments surrounding a pool are dedicated to the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs, with a Space Shuttle monument planned.
“We need to remember the people who made it possible, so little is said of them.” —Alan Shepard, May 13, 1996
The display was created by the non-profit US Space Walk of Fame Foundation (USSWOFF) composed of community leaders, aerospace industry officials and current and retired space workers.
The foundation is also building a database, currently including more than 10,000 names, of space workers and their employers; and has received a grant to record oral histories from many of the men and women associated with the early US space program.
ABOVE MAP: The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum moved locations to 308 Pine Street, Titusville, Florida. The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum Grand Re-Opening ribbon cutting is set for May 31 at 2:30 p.m.