U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum Honors Two Groups In May
By Scott Gunnerson // April 16, 2015
MAY RECOGNIZED AS Hospitality Appreciation Month
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.
Dedicated To Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Programs, Space Shuttle Monument Planned
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA — The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum will open its doors to show appreciation for two groups next month.
Employees can show a hospitality industry ID to receive free admission.
On Saturday, May 2, active and retired U.S. military personnel will receive free admission to the museum in conjunction with Space Coast Military Appreciation Day.
The U.S. 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 U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation 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.
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ABOVE MAP: The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum moved locations to 308 Pine Street, Titusville, Florida. May will be Hospitality Appreciation Month at the downtown Titusville museum. Employees can show a hospitality industry ID to receive free admission.