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

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

AIAA Historic Aerospace Site

 
 
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
1. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Marker
Inscription.  Established by the United States Air Force in 1950 as the Joint Long Range Proving Ground, this area supported the initial development of America’s space program. The era of the Space Age for the U.S. began on this site with the launch of America’s first satellite, Explorer I, in 1958; followed soon after with the launch of America’s first astronaut, Alan Shepard, in 1961. Known today as Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the base has hosted more than three thousand launches including manned missions, robotic voyages exploring our solar system, and military missions designed to protect the American way of life.
 
Erected 2008 by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. In addition, it is included in the AIAA Historic Aerospace Sites, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
 
Location. 28° 26.671′ N, 80° 34.318′ W. Marker is near Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from Museum
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Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
2. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Markers
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Circle, 0.2 miles south of Lighthouse Road, on the left when traveling south. Located in front of the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, only accessible during historical tours of Kennedy Space Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 191 Museum Cir, Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United States Space Launch (here, next to this marker); Cape Canaveral Lighthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Cape Canaveral Lighthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Navaho (approx. 2.7 miles away); Complex 14 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
 
Also see . . .
1. Air Force Space & Missile Museum. (Submitted on August 1, 2020.)
2. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 3, 2020.) 

3. AIAA Historic Aerospace Sites. List of 58 plaques dedicated by AIAA between 2000 and 2013. (Submitted on November 19, 2020.) 
 
National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
3. National Historic Landmark
Air Force Space and Missile Museum image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, 2017
4. Air Force Space and Missile Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 28, 2022