Weatherford in Custer County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford
Astronaut-Author-Test Pilot-Fighter Pilot
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June 3-6, 1966
First space walk around the world different rendezvous
Closest touchdown of Mercury Gemini or Apollo programs
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Dec. 15-16, 1965
First rendezvous in space
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May 18-26, 1969
First flight of lunar module to the moon
First rendezvous around moon
Selected first lunar landing site
Holder of all-time world's speed record at Earth re-entry 24,791 m.p.h.
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July 15-24, 1975
First international rendezvous with Soviet cosmonauts
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical date for this entry is May 18, 1969.
Location. 35° 32.655′ N, 98° 40.208′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3000 Logan Rd, Weatherford OK 73096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lockheed F-104C "Starfighter" (a few steps from this marker); Apollo Command Module (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairchild-Republic A-10 "Thunderbolt II" (within shouting distance of this marker); Lockheed T-33 "Shooting Star" (within shouting distance of this marker); McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom II (approx. half a mile away); Provine/Hamons' Station (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Baldwin Bridge (approx. 5.2 miles away); Hydro Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weatherford.
Also see . . .
1. Thomas P. Stafford on Wikipedia. Stafford (b. 1930 in Weatherford, OK) has many things named after him in his home state of Oklahoma, in addition to the museum this marker/statue sits outside of. As of June 2021, he is one of 2 last surviving crew members of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project flight. (Submitted on June 19, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Stafford Air & Space Museum. Official website (Submitted on June 19, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 19, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.