Cape Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Port Canaveral Historic Milestones
1961 – Freedom 7, First space capsule recovered through the Port
1989 – Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 136 activated
1989 – First quadramodal connection between sea, land, air and space
1992 – SPACEHAB, First FTZ 136 facility built at Port
2001 – Delta IV rocket arrived aboard the Delta Mariner floating hangar
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1961.
Location. 28° 24.505′ N, 80° 37.025′ W. Marker is in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Glen Cheek Drive 0.2 miles west of Flounder Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Port Canaveral Historic Milestones (about 600 feet away); "We Have Liftoff" (about 700 feet away); From Village to Mega-Port (about 700 feet away); Military at Work in the Port (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Canaveral.
Regarding Port Canaveral Historic Milestones. Port Canaveral has played a role in support of NASA projects out of nearby John F. Kennedy Space Center. For example, the Space Shuttle's external tanks were floated into Port Canaveral for each mission, and the solid rocket boosters were towed back through Port Canaveral after being fished out of the Atlantic Ocean after each launch.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is one of a series of seven Port Canaveral Historic Milestone Markers along Glen Cheek Drive.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2012, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.