International Space Station Bell - Pensacola, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Six Little Spookies
N 30° 20.933 W 087° 18.231
16R E 470797 N 3357484
Quick Description: This is the bell from the International Space Station carried into orbit by Navy Astronaut Captain Jeff Ashby in 1998. The bell was placed in the National Museum of Naval Aviation in 2001
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/26/2008 8:15:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM31K0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 45

Long Description:
The information plaque on this bell reads:
In 1998 Navy Captain Jeff Ashby found a unique way to carry Navy traditions into orbit. He teamed up with the National Museum of Naval Aviation to design and decorate a ship's bell and log for the use in the International Space Station.

Throughout history, the ship's bell has served as a signal, timepiece, and alarm. Rung to announce arrivals to and departures from a ship, it is a powerful, tangible reminder of the history, heritage, and accomplishments of the naval service.

The ship's log provides a written account of a vessel's activities, whether it is in a home or foreign port or at sea. It is the official record of everything that takes place aboard ship, including details about the ship and its crew.

The ship's bell was returned to the museum in 2001. The ship's log remains aboard the International Space Station.

The bell is located in the space exhibit on the mezzanine level.

This is one of many bells on display at the National Museum of Naval Aviation on NAS Pensacola. This top-notch museum is a must visit if you are in the area.

Inform the guards at the gate to NAS Pensacola that you are visiting the Museum and they will allow you on base with a photo ID (and possibly a car inspection based on random security checks)

Coords are for the front entrance to the Museum.
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