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Chapel Hill in Orange County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Astronaut Training

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
1. Astronaut Training Marker
Inscription.  Morehead Planetarium trained NASA astronauts in celestial navigation for Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab missions, 1960-75. Dome 450 ft. S.
 
Erected 2014 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number G 132.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1960.
 
Location. 35° 54.887′ N, 79° 3.073′ W. Marker is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in Orange County. Marker is on East Franklin Street just east of Robertson Lane, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill NC 27514, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Silent Sam (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Strowd Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Sawpit Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carolina Coffee Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Florist (approx. ¼ mile away); Kuralt Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Journey of Reconciliation (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Chapel Hill Nine (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chapel Hill.
 
Astronaut Training Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 23, 2021
2. Astronaut Training Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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