U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, Titusville

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The United States Astronaut Hall of Fame, located inside the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Heroes & Legends building, honors American astronauts and features the world's largest collection of their personal memorabilia, focusing on those astronauts who have been inducted into the Hall; as well as Sigma 7, the fifth manned Mercury spacecraft.HistoryIn the 1980s, the six then-surviving Mercury Seven astronauts conceived of establishing a place where US space travelers could be remembered and honored, along the lines of halls of fame for other fields. The Mercury Seven Foundation and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation were formed and have a role in the current operations of the Hall of Fame. The foundation's first executive director was former Associated Press space reporter Howard Benedict.The Astronaut Hall of Fame was opened on October 29, 1990, by the U.S. Space Camp Foundation, which was the first owner of the facility. It was located next to the Florida branch of Space Camp.The Hall of Fame closed for several months in 2002 when U.S. Space Camp Foundation's creditors foreclosed on the property due to low attendance and mounting debt. In September of that year, an auction was held and the property was purchased by Delaware North Park Services on behalf of NASA and the property was added to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The Hall of Fame re-opened December 14, 2002.
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  • I am a scientist and graduate of Purdue University, the alma mater of many astronauts, including Neil Armstrong, Gene Cernan, and Mary Ellen Weber. I have followed the space program for over 50 years,...  more »
  • This shows all the great people that built our space program very good information see it first as there is usually a long line to enter  more »
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  • The Astronaut Hall of Fame is a place where American astronauts are remembered and honored. You can learn about the lives of space heroes and see original belongings. Quite inspiring to know that this exhibit hall was created by the Mercury Seven astronauts. There are few movies upon walking in there along with a redstone rocket and vehicle capsules to see. In the end of the exhibit youll find the names of all those inducted into the hall of fame. Walk among these heroes and be inspired!
  • Very interesting Museum near the KSC

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