Waymarks in this category must be permanent and accessible to
the public. Locations not publicly accessible, but visible from a public area
may be accepted. Photos should be taken from the public viewing area and an explanation included of what can and cannot be experienced from the viewing location.
To be included in this category a waymark must be directly related to a national manned space flight program (for example, NASA, ESA, RKA/Roskosmos, NASDA/JAXA). The program, person or event memorialized or honored must have achieved, or been part of an effort that achieved actual manned
The category includes official theme parks such as
U.S. Space & Rocket Center,
memorials such as those at Arlington Cemetery,
tributes such as the Columbia Memorial Fountain,
statues like this one in Spokane
Examples of What’s Not Included
Temporary or mobile, objects -- to qualify the memorial must be
expected to remain in the same location for at least one year. Tributes to
unmanned flights or flights that have not been part of a progression that lead to manned
orbital flight. Commercial theme parks
that don’t relate directly to a national space program. Informal
tributes/memorials erected on private property which have no formal or official
recognition by a substantial organization or entity. Models of space flight
hardware/equipment that were not made as part of the official program. Simple photographs. Buildings, parks or institutions simply named after a person or a program
with no specific tribute or monument. Buildings that house or once housed
space related activities, but are otherwise ordinary buildings with no specific
tribute or monument.
A contiguous/intact location/collection or single facility constitutes only one waymark. For
example, Space Center
Houston and all of it’s unique facets
is only one waymark. However, the Saturn V Complex at Rocket Park nearby, which
is included in the Center’s tour, can be a separate waymark because it's sponsored separately, and can be visited and viewed separately.
Normally waymarks must be at least 500 feet apart.
Decisions made, and Precedents set by the officers of this
category can be found