Boeing Company Leads with Grant Money
For Apollo Monument Fund Raising Effort

For Immediate Release
Contact: John O'Regan

February 9, 2005 – Titusville, FL

Boeing Company Chief of Staff, Roy Tharpe presented SWOF President Charlie Mars with a $21,303 check for a Boeing Company Grant to be used towards the completion of the SWOF Apollo Monument in Titusville's Space View Park. The presentation was made at the Space Walk of Fame Museum in Titusville's Searstown Mall.

Pictured (l to r) SWOF Officers Dr. Robert Adcock, Treasurer, Charlie Mars, President, Boeing's Chief of Staff Roy Tharpe and SWOF V.P. Francis Reilly

The Apollo monument will be the third in a series of six monuments in Space View Park honoring the men and women who made space flight a reality and the astronauts who flew the missions.

To date, Project Mercury and Project Gemini monuments have been completed. The Apollo monument will consist of 12 cast bronze panels depicting various stages of the Apollo program from concept, to the moon and return to earth. Eight of twelve panels are in various stages of completion. Cost for the monument is estimated at $1 million. $650,000 remains to be raised. This year marks an increased effort to approach major companies and corporations for grants and donations to complete the Apollo structure.

For further details contact the museum at 321.264.0434. The U.S. Space Walk of Fame is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization.

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