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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.

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsChallenger Crew - Yorba Linda, CA

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    A plaque denoting the trees along this path are dedicated to the Challenger Crew Members lost during the Space Shuttle Accident in 1986.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 4/15/2022

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsChallenger Crew - Cypress, CA

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    A memorial to the challenger disaster at Cypress City Hall.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 4/13/2022

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsAutonetics - Anaheim, CA

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    A large memorial and historical marker display in Anaheim, California.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 4/13/2022

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsApollo 14 training capsule - Altoona, PA

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    This training module is on display at St Rose of Lima School.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member r.e.s.t.seekers

    location: Pennsylvania

    date approved: 4/2/2022

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsAlan Bean - Wheeler, TX

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    Bronze statue of hometown hero Alan Bean, the 4th man on the moon in front of the Wheeler Historical Museum.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

    location: Texas

    date approved: 3/22/2022

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsEntry into the Jet and Space Age - Long Beach, CA

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    One of many historical marker on the former Douglas Aircraft Company headquarters complex in Long Beach, California.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 10/13/2021

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsWalk of Space - Noordwijk, NL

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    In Noordwijk you will find this so-called "Walk of Space", dedicated to astronauts. This includes Dutch astronauts Wubbo Okkels and Andre Kuijpers.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

    location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

    date approved: 10/5/2021

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsJohn Glenn - Arlington, VA

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    The first American in space on the Mercury project who also flew on STS-95 and a senator from Ohio is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 9/11/2021

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsYuri Gagarin - DTU - Lyngby, Danmark

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    Yuri Gagarin var sovjetisk kosmonaut, og var den første mand i rummet i 1961. Nu er der opsat en buste af ham ved DTU

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

    location: Denmark

    date approved: 9/8/2021

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsUnited States Naval Academy Astronauts - Annapolis, MD

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    A hall inside the US Naval Academy visitor center dedicated to US Navy graduates who flew to space or contributed to the advancement of spaceflight and human exploration.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Maryland

    date approved: 8/28/2021

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsChallenge - Chantilly, VA

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    Located outside of the IMAX theater within the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 8/20/2021

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsMoonprints and Statue of Neil Armstrong - West Lafayette, IN

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    The original moon-walker is remembered with a youthful statue -- and moon prints -- at his alma mater.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn

    location: Indiana

    date approved: 8/20/2021

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsThe Legacy of Ted Freeman - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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    Located along the Junction and Breakwater Trail where it meets the Theo C. Freeman Memorial Highway.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

    location: Delaware

    date approved: 7/13/2021

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsStuart Roosa - Arlington, Virginia

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    Grave honoring Apollo 14 Command Module Pilot in section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/13/2021

    last visited: 3/27/2022

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsChrista McAuliffe Memorial Tree - Washington, D.C.

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    Tree memorializing an astronaut located north of the Peace Memorial at the intersection of First Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

    location: District of Columbia

    date approved: 11/12/2020

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsAufbruch ins All - HNF, Paderborn, NRW-DE

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    At the Heinz-Nixdorf-Museums-Forum (HNF), the 3rd floor is home of the "Aufbruch ins All" (Startup to the space) exhibition.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

    location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

    date approved: 11/2/2020

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsSpace Shuttle SRB - Tucson, AZ

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    This Morton-Thiokol Solid Rocket Booster, used to launch the Space Shuttle, is on display outside the Pima Air and Space Museum; in Pima, Arizona.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

    location: Arizona

    date approved: 10/26/2020

    last visited: 3/11/2021

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsDeaf Difference + Space Survival - Washington, D.C.

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    An exhibit at Gallaudet University Cafeteria. The basement of the I. King Jordan Student Academic Center.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

    location: District of Columbia

    date approved: 10/16/2020

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsApollo XI - Hollywood, CA

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    At each of the four corners of Hollywood and Vine sits a very special and unique star on the walk of fame, dedicated to Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstong, Edwin (Buzz) Adrin, and Micheal Collins.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 8/23/2020

    last visited: 8/23/2020

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsFirst International Manned Space Mission - Washington, DC

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    A historical marker on the western end of the National Air and Space museum on the National Mall in downtown Washington.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: District of Columbia

    date approved: 8/6/2020

    last visited: 8/6/2020

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsChallenger Memorial - Stevenson Park - Friendswood, TX

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    A plaque in Stevenson Park honors the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni

    location: Texas

    date approved: 5/8/2020

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsGlenn and Gagarin - Houston, TX

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    Located at the Farnsworth & Chambers Building which was once the headquarters of the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), a tribute to two firsts in space.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni

    location: Texas

    date approved: 2/19/2020

    last visited: never

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsJuri Gagarin - Bonn - NRW - Germany

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    Yuri Gararin on the top of a roof

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

    location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

    date approved: 11/4/2019

    last visited: 12/14/2017

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsMir - Europa-Park .Rust. Germany

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    Le module d'entrainement de MIR

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lulu_et_compagnie

    location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    date approved: 8/24/2019

    last visited: 8/24/2019

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    Space Flight Memorials and ExhibitsChallenger Memorial - Galveston, TX

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    In a triangular green space bound by Stuart Rd, Jones Drive, and 69th Street is an overlooked monument honoring the crew of the Challenger.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni

    location: Texas

    date approved: 8/9/2019

    last visited: never

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