Wednesday, March 20, 2013

U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum - Titusville, Florida

A small building that is packed with history!

Don't just drive through Titusville on your way to the Kennedy Space Center....stop and find out about the history of the space program from those who actually were part of it for FREE!!  The US Space Walk of Fame Museum is open 6 days a week, non-profit, run by volunteers and did we mention FREE?!  Staff includes space workers - engineers, managers, enthusiasts and retired pioneers of space exploration.  You will hear personal stories from those who worked behind the scenes of America's space program.  They refer to the exhibit as "the working man's museum".

The exhibits are personal items from many people - organized into mission rooms.  You will see Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle memorabilia along with items from the Russian space program and Fire/Rescue items.  There is a room filled with actual launch control consoles that are wired and lighted from complex 36A.  Kids enjoy finding the emergency switch and seeing what happens when it is used!

Take some time to talk to the workers at the museum.  They have a wealth of knowledge and great stories to tell about the space program.  There are special events occasionally and you might meet an actual astronaut.  Check out their website and favorite it on face book.

The museum is funded by donations and sale of items in the gift shop.  Buy a few souvenirs or make a donation to keep them going for years to come.

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