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

"TFNG"

Space Shuttle Program

 

— Space View Park —

 
"TFNG" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
1. "TFNG" Marker
Inscription.  
The first group of
astronauts selected for the
Space Transportation System
(STS) Program
began training in 1978.

This group of men and women
Followed in the footsteps of
the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo,
Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL)
Skylab and
Apollo/Soyuz (ASTP) astronauts
They were known as
“TFNG”
(“Thirty Five New Guys”)
As a testament to NASA’s selection
and training process, all members
of the TFNG flew at least one
Space Shuttle mission into
orbit around the Earth.

 
Erected 2014 by City of Titusville/U.S. Space Walk Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceEducationExploration.
 
Location. 28° 36.866′ N, 80° 48.415′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Orange Street and Indian River Ave. Touch for map
"TFNG" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
2. "TFNG" Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Orange Street, Titusville FL 32796, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Discovery (here, next to this marker); Challenger (here, next to this marker); Enterprise (a few steps from this marker); Atlantis (a few steps from this marker); Endeavour (a few steps from this marker); Columbia (a few steps from this marker); The Steamboat Pioneer, 1877 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scobie Fish & Oyster Company - 1885 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
More about this marker. Space View Park is located less than 15 miles directly across from the Cape Canaveral launce pads. The Park is the first and only walk in the nation that honors America’s astronauts as well as the men and women behind the scenes who helped America lead the world in space exploration.
 
3 TFNG members. image. Click for full size.
By NASA Photo
3. 3 TFNG members.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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