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Description:
The goal of this category is to identify and waymark places with historical and/or educational significance related to manned space flight.
Expanded Description:

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.

What’s Included

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 space flight.

The category includes official theme parks such as U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Space Museums, 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 like this, 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. 

Criteria

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 528 feet (0.1 mile) apart.

Decisions made, and Precedents set by the officers of this category can be found Here

Instructions for Posting a Space Flight Memorials and Exhibits Waymark:
  • The coordinates should be taken from the object. In the case of a large area like a theme park submit the coordinates of the main entrance. If the object is on private property, and submit the coordinates to the public viewing area.
  • One photograph of the object, taken by you. In the case of a large area, submit an overview picture.
  • Describe the importance to the manned space flight program of the object being submitted in the long description, and tell us anything else you'd like us to know about the object.
  • Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

    To claim a waymark in this category the visitor must:

    • Include a photograph of a prominent feature of the waymark.  If practical, please submit a picture of a different feature or one taken from a different angle than previous visitors in order to make the waypoint web page richer so visiting it on gc.com is an enjoyable experience.

    • Include a second (validation) photograph of your GPSr, with a prominent feature (preferably the same one) in the background (no Photoshopped overlays, please).

    • And, of course, give us a report of your visit to the waypoint.

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    Image for STS-107, the Space Shuttle Columbia -- International Forest of Friendship, Atchison KSview gallery
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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSTS-107, the Space Shuttle Columbia -- International Forest of Friendship, Atchison KS

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    The memorial to STS-107, the Space Shuttle Columbia at International Forest of Friendship, Atchison KS

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 11/30/2017

    last visited: 8/22/2017

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsMuseu do Ar - Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal

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    The Portuguese Air museum is located in the city of Alverca do Ribatejo and it has a section dedicated to the Space Flight.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

    location: Lisboa, Portugal

    date approved: 11/15/2017

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsApollo Extra-Vehicular Mobility Unit - Windsor Locks, CT

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    In the lobby of the New England Air Museum there is an encased display of a Apollo Extra-Vehicular Mobility Unit. The New England Air Museum is located at 36 Perimeter Rd, Windsor Locks, CT.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: Connecticut

    date approved: 7/5/2017

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsWally Shirra Space Capsule - Bozeman, MT

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    In the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, this "capsule" is to be found just inside the entrance to the museum.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

    location: Montana

    date approved: 6/28/2017

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsLa Coupole d'Helfaut-Wizernes - Helfaut, France

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    [EN] It was from La Coupole that the rocket V2, the ancestor of all modern rockets, was to take off. [FR] C'est depuis La Coupole que devait décoller la fusée V2, ancêtre de toutes les fusées modernes.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

    location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

    date approved: 6/17/2017

    last visited: 8/13/2017

    Image for Flag and Spacesuit from Gemini Missions - Museum of Pop Culture - Seattle, WAview gallery
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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsFlag and Spacesuit from Gemini Missions - Museum of Pop Culture - Seattle, WA

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    Two items related to the Gemini space missions are displayed along with Star Trek memorabilia within the Museum of Pop Culture. Additional museum fees to view the this room apply to the existing museum fees (expensive).

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

    location: Washington

    date approved: 4/19/2017

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsYuri Gagarin, Gagarin Terrace, South Building, Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London.

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    A bronze statue to the famous Russian Cosmonaut on the Gagarin Terrace of the Royal Observatory.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

    location: London, United Kingdom

    date approved: 4/19/2017

    last visited: 4/23/2017

    Image for Apollo I, Space Shuttle Challenger, and Space Shuttle Columbia Disasters -- National Museum of Funeral History, Houston TXview gallery
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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsApollo I, Space Shuttle Challenger, and Space Shuttle Columbia Disasters -- National Museum of Funeral History, Houston TX

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    A very respectful memorial for the Apollo I Disaster (1961) and the Space Shuttle Challenger (1986) and Columbia (2003) Disasters at the National Museum of Funeral History in Houston

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Texas

    date approved: 4/9/2017

    last visited: 3/11/2017

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsPuerto Rico flag and Moon fragment - San Juan, Puerto Rico

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    This Puerto Rico flag was carried to the Moon and back by Apollo 11, and this fragment of the Moon's surface was brought to Earth by the crew of that first manned lunar landing

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob

    location: Puerto Rico

    date approved: 3/22/2017

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSpace Race Exhibit - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - Boston, MA

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    This new permanent exhibit within the JFK Presidential Library and Museum features a Mercury capsule ridden by Alan Shepard and other signs and artifacts summarizing the space program under Kennedy.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 1/23/2017

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsDr. Ronald Erwin McNair Astronaut - Lake City SC

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    Ronald Erwin McNair (October 21, 1950 – January 28, 1986) was a physicist and NASA astronaut. McNair died during the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

    location: South Carolina

    date approved: 11/23/2016

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSaturn V Tribute - Murfreesboro TN

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    Located at Hobgood Elementary "A NASA Explorer School" in Murfreesboro

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member haole122

    location: Tennessee

    date approved: 11/19/2016

    last visited: 10/4/2016

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsFriendship 7 Space Capsule - Grand Turks

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    This is one of two Mercury Friendship 7 replicas on display on the island to commemorate this capsule landing in the waters nearby. Also a life size John Glenn.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

    location: Turks and Caicos Islands

    date approved: 11/12/2016

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsJudith A. Resnik - Texas City, TX

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    A small marker honoring the second woman to travel into space. She died doing what she loved, on January 28th, 1986, when Space Suttle Challenger exploded just after take off.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni

    location: Texas

    date approved: 11/2/2016

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSoyuz 31 - Together on Earth and in Space - Potsdam, Germany

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    A monument commemorating the joined Soviet/East German space flight of Soyuz 31

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

    location: Brandenburg, Germany

    date approved: 10/8/2016

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsCM-011A Space Capsule - Alameda, CA

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    The CM-011A Space Capsule at the USS Hornet.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 7/30/2016

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsISS - Museu de les Ciències Príncep Felipe, Valencia

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    Exhibition about ISS.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

    location: Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

    date approved: 6/23/2016

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsTribute To The Seven Original Astronauts - Cocoa Beach, FL

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    The a bicentennial monument contains a tribute to the seven original astronauts. It is located in front of Sidney Fischer Park on North Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach, FL.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

    location: Florida

    date approved: 3/4/2016

    last visited: 2/3/2017

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSpace Shuttle Columbia Memorial - San Augustine, TX

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    On February 1, 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry into the earth's atmosphere resulting in the loss of all aboard. Much of the debris from the space shuttle fell across San Augustine County.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

    location: Texas

    date approved: 1/13/2016

    last visited: never

    Image for Dorothy H. Finley Space Gallery - Pima Air & Space Museum - Tucson, AZview gallery
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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsDorothy H. Finley Space Gallery - Pima Air & Space Museum - Tucson, AZ

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    The Dorothy H. Finley Space Gallery within the Pima Air & Space Museum property is devoted to space travel.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff

    location: Arizona

    date approved: 8/30/2015

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsVance Brand: Ambassador of Exploration, Longmont Museum - Longmont, CO

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    Vance DeVoe Brand is an American naval officer and aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He served as Command Module Pilot during the 1st U.S.-Soviet joint spaceflight in 1975 and as Commander of 3 Space Shuttle missions.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1

    location: Colorado

    date approved: 4/3/2015

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSpace Shuttle Columbia Memorial - Kerens, TX

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    A memorial stands in Garden Park in Kerens, TX, paying tribute not only to the seven astronauts who lost their lives when the Columbia disintegrated over North Texas, but also to the local citizens who helped in the debris recovery effort.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

    location: Texas

    date approved: 3/9/2015

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSoyuz 30 landing capsule - Warsaw, Poland

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    This is the landing capsule of the Soviet mission Soyuz 30 and it's on display in the Military Museum in Warsaw

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut

    location: Mazowieckie, Poland

    date approved: 9/27/2014

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsVostok ZKA-2 - Moscow Planetarium, Moscow, Russia

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    Vostok ZKA-2 is located in Moscow Planetarium, Moscow, Russia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

    location: Russia

    date approved: 8/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsShuttle Columbia Debris Site Memorial

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    Memorial in the memory of Columbia shuttle crew. Located next to the Masonic Lodge on North Fredonia in Nagadoches, Texas.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member kwashnak

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/16/2014

    last visited: 4/9/2016

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