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Date of visit:
March 17, 2000
January 30, 2011

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 Location of International Space Hall of Fame ...
 

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Site Highlights:
 Very popular
 Modest entry fees
 Bring camera
 View rockets
 View rocket engines
 Mercury capsule
 Memorial garden
 Chimp in space grave
 IMAX theatre
 4 story museum

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Go to first half of day trip - White Sands National Monument

International Space Hall Of Fame
The International Space Hall of Fame
International Space Hall of Fame
Opened to the public in October 1976, the International Space Hall of Fame is charged with the immense responsibility of caring for and exhibiting the many artifacts of our shared space history.

Every year, in October, the ISHF inducts new members into the Hall for their notable contributions to space exploration.

John P. Stapp Air and Space Park
A walk in the Park
A walk in the park
This park displays rockets, missiles and rocket engines.

Of special interest is the large F-1 engine used to propel astronauts on their journeys to the moon.

The park is named after Dr. John P. Stapp, who rode the Sonic Wind No. 1 rocket sled, also on display here, to a speed of 632 MPH on December 12, 1954.

     Sonic Wind No. 1

Sonic Wind No. 1
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Astronaut Memorial Garden
Astronaut Memorial Garden
Astronaut Memorial Garden
Between the museum and the Hubbard Space Science Education Building, is the Astronaut Memorial Garden dedicated to the memory of the "seven" astronauts who perished when the Challenger Shuttle exploded on January 28, 1986.

Seven Globe willows, one for each of the crew, grace this area.

A wanabee astronaut
A wanabee astronaut
A wanabee astronaut
Too little ....

Too late ...

Too old ...

Too pretty ...

Too bad ...

Goodbye ...

Shuttle Shoulder Patches (sampler)
 
 
Site Gallery - Hall of Fame
 
Nike Little Joe II F1 engine
 Missiles  Testing parachutes  Rocket engine
The Little Joe II, the large silver rocket shown top row center, was used to test the Apollo escape system at White Sands Missile Range.
 
 
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The Space Center - International Space Station information
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