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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 Dr. Ronald Erwin McNair Astronaut - Lake City SCview gallery
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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: never

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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: never

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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

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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 thebeav69

    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 Regular 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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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsChares E. Brady STS-78 Space Flight - Robbins, NC

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    Charles E Brady monument commemorating the space shuttle flight STS-78.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KF4PQT

    location: North Carolina

    date approved: 6/29/2014

    last visited: 7/13/2014

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsMercury Spacecraft #19 - St. Louis MO

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    Mercury Spacecraft #19 at the St. Louis Science Center

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 5/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsJames S. McDonnell Prologue Room

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    Air and Space history exhibit covering bi-planes to space travel. Great for children and adults.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman

    location: Missouri

    date approved: 5/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsFreedom 7 - Mercury Mission - MOSI - Tampa, Florida, USA.

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    In May 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he was launched about 115 miles in a small capsule 'Freedom 7' part of the Mercury Mission. An exhibit explaining this great achievement is displayed at the MOSI, Tampa, Florida.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

    location: Florida

    date approved: 12/9/2013

    last visited: 12/26/2013

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsYuri Gagarin - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

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    The statue of the first man in space beside Karlovy Vary airport.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

    location: Karlovarsky kraj, Czech Republic

    date approved: 9/25/2013

    last visited: 6/13/2016

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsMercury 7 Monument - Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

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    The Mercury 7 Monument was dedicated on 10 November 1964 as a tribute to the United States Original Seven Astronauts. The memorial is located near the entrance to Launch Complex 14 where the first manned space flights were launched.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD

    location: Florida

    date approved: 6/1/2013

    last visited: 1/6/2012

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsChallenger Seven Memorial-New Brighton, MN

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    A Memorial to the seven astronauts on board the Challenger January 28, 1986

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member rosebud55112

    location: Minnesota

    date approved: 4/28/2013

    last visited: 4/25/2015

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsChallenger Memorial Trees - Oakland, CA

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    Trees dedicated to the Challenger crew in Oakland.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

    location: California

    date approved: 4/18/2013

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSpace Expo - Noordwijk, Netherlands

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    Space Expo is Europe’s first permanent space exhibition.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member naj16

    location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

    date approved: 4/15/2013

    last visited: 8/31/2015

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsRedstone Rocket Plaza - Concord, NH

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    The full size replica is located right out in front of the McAuliffe-Shephard Discovery Center.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

    location: New Hampshire

    date approved: 4/7/2013

    last visited: 11/24/2013

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