Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Port Canaveral Historic Milestones
1961 – Freedom 7, First space capsule recovered through the Port
1989 – Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 136 activated
1989 – First quadramodal connection between sea, land, air and space
1992 – SPACEHAB, First FTZ 136 facility built at Port
2001 – Delta IV rocket arrived aboard the Delta Mariner floating hangar
Location. 28° 24.505′ N, 80° 37.025′ W. Marker is in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Glen Cheek Drive 0.2 miles west of Flounder Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carter-Fuller Mound Complex (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ulumay (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
Regarding Port Canaveral Historic Milestones. Port Canaveral has played a role in support of NASA projects out of nearby John F. Kennedy Space Center. For example, the Space Shuttle's external tanks were floated into Port Canaveral for each mission, and the solid rocket boosters were towed back through Port Canaveral after being fished out of the Atlantic Ocean after each launch.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is one of a series of seven Port Canaveral Historic Milestone Markers along Glen Cheek Drive.
Categories. • Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 399 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.