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Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Seven Astronauts

 
 
Seven Astronauts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
1. Seven Astronauts Marker
Inscription.
This monument dedicated to
“Seven Astronauts”
who died national heroes
as members of the crew of the
“Challenger”
January 28, 1986
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Erected in their memory by the students of Elizabeth
October 22, 1986

Francis R. Scobee     Commander
NASA Astronaut

Michael J. Smith     Lt. Comdr.   USN
NASA Astronaut

Ellison S. Onizuka     Lt. Col.   USAF
NASA Astronaut

Ronald E. McNair     Ph. D.
NASA Astronaut

Judith A. Resnik     Ph. D.
NASA Astronaut

Sharon Christa McAuliffe
First Teacher in Space

Gregory B. Jarvis
Payload Specalist

 
Erected 1986 by Students of Elizabeth, NJ.
 
Location. 40° 39.815′ N, 74° 12.678′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Winfield Scott Place, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in Winfield Scott Park. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth NJ 07201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Winfield Scott (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial (within shouting distance
Seven Astronauts Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
2. Seven Astronauts Monument
of this marker); Boxwood Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Property of John Ogden   1680 (about 600 feet away); The Belcher-Ogden Mansion (about 700 feet away); The Nathaniel Bonnell House 1682 (about 700 feet away); Old Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Site of Princeton University (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elizabeth.
 
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains an American flag and the NASA logo. The monument itself features a bas relief of the Space Shuttle Challenger which is surrounded by images of the crew.
 
Also see . . .  Challenger Disaster - A NASA Tragedy. (Submitted on March 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Air & SpacePatriots & Patriotism
 
Monument in Winfield Scott Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
3. Monument in Winfield Scott Park
Detail of Space Shuttle Challenger from Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 6, 2011
4. Detail of Space Shuttle Challenger from Monument
Space Shuttle Enterprise image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 5, 2012
5. Space Shuttle Enterprise
The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is seen here on a barge in Jersey City, NJ prior to its trip to the USS Intrepid in New York City.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 468 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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