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Space Flight Memorials and Exhibits
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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.

    Category Settings:
    • Waymarks can be added to this category
    • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
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    Image for Michoud Assembly Facility Monument and Memorials, LAview gallery

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsMichoud Assembly Facility Monument and Memorials, LA

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    The Michoud Assembly Facility has established a display of an External Tank, educational sign, and a Challenger Memorial at this site.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

    location: Louisiana

    date approved: 1/19/2009

    last visited: 2/26/2015

    Image for Stennis Space Centerview gallery

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsStennis Space Center

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    Stennis is: NASA's primary center for rocket propulsion testing, home to NASA's earth science applications, and is a multi-agency center for more than 30 resident agencies.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Min Dawg

    location: Mississippi

    date approved: 2/24/2007

    last visited: 3/11/2015

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    NENE56.2 km

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsLunar Lander - Westonia, MS

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    Located at the Mississippi Welcom Center along I10, also site of the Stennis Space Center museum.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

    location: Mississippi

    date approved: 10/31/2010

    last visited: 3/11/2015

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