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Shuttle Monument Dedication
November 1, 2014
Orange Avenue and US 1, Downtown Titusville
You are invited to be a part of this historic event! The public dedication of the Shuttle Monument will highlight the contributions made by the workers and astronauts who were a part of the space shuttle program. Space workers will have the opportunity to share with the astronauts their contributions and experiences that made the shuttle program the success it was! Join us as we memorialize the dedication and triumphs that were shared with America!
Vice Mayor Martha Long will accept for Titusville.
Keynote speaker Astronaut Bob Crippen.
Retired astronaut and former Kennedy Space Center Director
National Space Club Florida Committee monument pylon unveiling
Tuesday, Feb. 24 — 8:30 a.m.
Space View Park, 101 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32796
Map of Space View Park
A monument to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to and supported the future of America's space program will be officially unveiled this month in Titusville, Florida.
The National Space Club Florida Committee pylon in Space View Park is situated between monuments to the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs.
An event to dedicate the pylon will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the park in Downtown Titusville.
Bob Cabana, shuttle astronaut and current director of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, will be among the featured speakers. Cabana spent 38 days in space as the pilot on STS-41 and STS-53 and mission commander on STS-65 and STS-88.
He was the 2013 recipient of the the Debus Award, which was created by the National Space Club Florida Committee to recognize significant achievements and contributions made in Florida to American aerospace efforts. The award is named for Kennedy Space Center's first director, Dr. Kurt Debus.
Other recipients of the Debus Award: Veteran NASA manager Bob Sieck, Rockwell Florida Operations vice president and general manager Lee Solid and U.S. congressman Bill Nelson, who flew aboard Shuttle Columbia in January 1986.
The National Space Club Florida Committee is one of three regional committees of the National Space Club in Washington, D.C. that promotes space exploration.
The hourlong event at Space View Park is open to the public. For more information, call 321-264-0434.
Space Memorabilia Appraisals
Feb. 27-March 1 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum, 308 Pine St., Titusville, FL 32796
Residents on the Space Coast can find out how much their space memorabilia is worth during a three-day event at the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum in Titusville, starting at Friday, Feb. 27.
Don Willis, who runs lunarlegacies.com that sells vintage space memorabilia, will conduct free space memorabilia appraisals from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the museum located at 308 Pine St. in Downtown Titusville.
Items of interest include pieces flown in space such as flags, spacecraft models, access badges, booklets, manuals, jackets and astronaut autographs from Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs.
Willis will pay cash for quality items or accept them for consignment for an online space memorabilia auction.
For more information, call 321-264-0434.