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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 & SpaceEducationExplorationWar, Cold. A significant historical year for this entry is 1978.
 
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. 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);

"TFNG" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
2. "TFNG" Marker
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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); Walker Bank Building (about 700 feet 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 July 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 13 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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