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Astronaut Grove Park - Westerville, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Mr. 0
N 40° 07.554 W 082° 56.469
17T E 334603 N 4443537
Quick Description: A 2 acre public park in Westerville, Ohio memorializing all who have lost their lives in endeavors in space.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2007 3:22:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM1DP2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Thot
Views: 60

Long Description:
This park is easy to pass by and not realize it's there. It's along a busy road, and directly across the street is a larger, and more "eye-catching" park.

Astronaut Grove Park, was dedicated April 30, 1988, and is a memorial to each individual who has lost their lives in space accidents. At the entrance to the park there is are several plaques which provide information about when and why the park was built. It also shows that the park is dedicated specifically to those who lost their lives in the Challenger tragedy. Throughout the brick walking areas there are small star-shaped plaques which list the name, date of birth, and date of death of those involved in the Apollo 1 and Challenger accidents. As of right now there don't appear to be stars for those astronauts involved in the Discovery accident, but I imagine they have plans to add them at some point.


Fee (if no fee, enter 'none'): None

How Long a Hike: 100 feet

Amount of time an average person would spend here: Less than an hour

Location is wheelchair accessible?: Yes

Accessible?: Not listed

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