American Space Museum

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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. In July 1994, the city completed and dedicated a new riverfront park name Space View Park, providing the anchor point for the U. S. Space Walk of Fame. Space View Park honors the space program with monuments, mission plaques, and bronze hand prints of six of the original seven astronauts.

Our milestones are: – The Mercury Monument was dedicated on May 12, 1995 and the Mercury Mission Logos were unveiled May 23, 1997. – The Gemini Monument groundbreaking was July 19, 1996 and was dedicated on November 7, 1997. – The Apollo Monument groundbreaking was held on July 16, 1999, at precisely 9:32 a.m., exactly 30 years after “Lift Off” of Apollo XI. The groundbreaking kicked off a week long 30th year celebration of the Apollo SI launch and the first moon landing. The Apollo Monument dedication was held in May 2007. – The Shuttle Monument groundbreaking was held in May 2012. The completion of this project is progressing and a future date for the dedication is yet to be announced.

Inside the museum, located in Titusville, you will find many items and displays that have been donated by individuals, astronauts, space workers, NASA and space company contractors involved in the programs. The museum also has working consoles from Launch Pad 36A and a Model 4 Sequencer from Launch Pad 16. While honoring and recognizing all of America’s space programs and their workers, the Foundation agrees with astronaut Alan Shepard, when on May 13, 1996, he stated, “We need to remember the people who made it possible; so little is said of them.” The U. S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation’s intent is to honor and place emphasis on American space workers and others who made space programs possible.