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Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Port Canaveral Historic Milestones

Space

 
 
Port Canaveral Historic Milestones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2012
1. Port Canaveral Historic Milestones Marker
Inscription.
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 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2012
2. Port Canaveral Historic Milestones Marker
Looking north from Glen Cheek Drive across Port Canaveral toward Kennedy Space Center in the distance.
(about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ulumay (approx. 4.6 miles away); I Dream of Jeannie (approx. 5 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.
 
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Port Canaveral Historic Milestones image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 12, 2009
3. Port Canaveral Historic Milestones
Night searchlights above Launch Complex 41, Kennedy Space Center, viewed from Glen Cheek Drive, Port Canaveral. United Launch Alliance 19-story Atlas V with commercial communications satellite ready for launch.
Glen Cheek Drive image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 6, 2012
4. Glen Cheek Drive
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 2 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.
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