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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 Soyuz 30 landing capsule - Warsaw, Polandview gallery
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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: 9/13/2014

    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: never

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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: never

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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: 8/8/2014

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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: 4/21/2014

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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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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsKansas Cosmosphere and Space Center

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    The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is located at 1100 N Plum Street in Hutchinson, Kansas.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

    location: Kansas

    date approved: 3/6/2013

    last visited: 3/16/2014

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsAstronaut John Watts Young Historical Marker - Orlando, FL

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    Moonwalking astronaut John Watts Young once lived in this house.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Metro2

    location: Florida

    date approved: 1/27/2013

    last visited: 3/4/2014

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsBuran Space Shuttle, Technik Museum - Speyer, Germany

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    The russian space shuttle is shown inside the museum in Speyer in an own hall. / Das sowjetische Space Shuttle wird im Technikmuseum in Speyer in einer eigenen Halle gezeigt.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DieCacherGirls

    location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

    date approved: 1/2/2013

    last visited: 5/22/2012

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsApollo 10's Command Module Charlie Brown - London, UK

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    On display, at the Sience Museum of London, you can be really close of the Command Module Charlie Brown, that was part of Apollo 10's manned mission.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

    location: London, United Kingdom

    date approved: 12/24/2012

    last visited: 12/29/2012

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSoyuz 28 reentry capsule / Pristávací modul Sojuz 28

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    A reentry module of Soyuz 28, manned mission to the orbital Salyut 6 space station, placed on display in Prague Aviation Museum. ------------------- Pristávací modul kosmické lodi Sojuz 28 umístený v Muzeu letectví a kosmonautiky v pražských Kbelích.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Viburnus

    location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

    date approved: 12/10/2012

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsLaunch Complex 34 – Apollo 1 Tragedy - Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

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    This memorial honors the courage and tragic end of the first Apollo Space Crew. On January 27, 1967 during a routine simulated launch test conducted here at Launch Complex 34 the primary crew of Apollo 1 perished in their command module in a fire.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PersonsMD

    location: Florida

    date approved: 10/20/2012

    last visited: 1/6/2012

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSally Ride, Challenger Team STS-7 - Sacramento CA

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    This is in the pre security area of Terminal B. It is an invite to visit the California Museum downtown. There are several other interesting displays here.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sbcamper

    location: California

    date approved: 9/1/2012

    last visited: 11/29/2013

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsTitan II - State Fair Park - Oklahoma City, OK

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    This Titan II launch vehicle is on display at the Transportation Building at Oklahoma State Fair Park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

    location: Oklahoma

    date approved: 9/1/2012

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsRotary Rocket - Mojave California

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    The Rotary Rocket is on display at the Mojave Airport.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Geojeepsters

    location: California

    date approved: 7/19/2012

    last visited: 8/8/2012

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsGemini TTV-2 boilerplate capsule for Rogallo inflatable wing flight tests

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    A boilerplate test capsule used to develop techniques for piloting a returning Gemini space capsule to a runway landing using an inflatable delta wing.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member csm014

    location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom

    date approved: 7/10/2012

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsApollo Space Capsule - City of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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    This original Apollo space capsule sits in front of the Van Andel Museum Center. The capsule is a test boilerplate (BP-1227) that was lost by NASA, recovered by the Soviet Union in 1969, then returned to the USA in 1970.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

    location: Michigan

    date approved: 7/10/2012

    last visited: 7/31/2012

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsChallenger Crew — Silverton, OR

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    Located on the front veranda of the Silver Falls Public Library, this modest bench is honour the Space Shuttle Challenger crew who lost their lives on January 28th, 1986.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dunbar Loop

    location: Oregon

    date approved: 3/13/2012

    last visited: never

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