Westlake in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Astronaut Robert Franklyn Overmyer
Overmyer was selected as a NASA astronaut in 1969 and was a member of the Apollo 17 support crew in 1972. He piloted the space shuttle Columbia during mission STS-5, the first fully-functional flight of the Shuttle Transportation System. It was launched from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on November 11, 1982. In 1985, he commanded the shuttle Challenger during STS 51-B, the Spacelab-3 mission. Overmyer later served
Erected 2014 by the Westlake Historical Society, the Stanton-Pfister family, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 118-18.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 41° 27.967′ N, 81° 53.071′ W. Marker is in Westlake, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Roman Lane west of Clauge Road and North of Hilliard Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. It is at the gazebo in sight of the Clauge Family Homestead. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1099 Clague Rd, Westlake OH 44145, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clague Family Homestead (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Colonel John Bradstreet's Disaster (approx. 1.4 miles away); Calhoon Memorial Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bain Park Cabin (approx. 2.4 miles Jack Miner (approx. 2˝ miles away); Cowan Pottery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rockport Cemetery of Pioneer Days (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Calhoon Memorial Park (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westlake.
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1. Wikipedia entry for Robert F. Overmyer. “Overmyer was the pilot for STS-5, the first fully operational flight of the shuttle program, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on November 11, 1982. He was accompanied by spacecraft commander Vance D. Brand and two mission specialists, Joseph P. Allen and William B. Lenoir. STS-5, the first mission with a four-man crew, clearly demonstrated the shuttle as fully operational by the successful first deployment of two commercial communications satellites from the orbiter’s payload bay. The mission marked the first use of the Payload Assist Module (PAM-D) and its new ejection system. Numerous flight tests were performed throughout the mission to document shuttle performance during launch, boost, orbit, atmospheric entry and landing phases.” (Submitted on May 25, 2019.)
2. Wikipedia entry for space Shuttle STS-5 mission(Submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 139 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 25, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.