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Titusville in Brevard, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Project Mercury Memorial

Space View Park

 
 
Mercury Program Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
1. Mercury Program Monument
Inscription.
Mercury Project

Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963. Project Mercury was United States’ first man-in-space program. Over 2,000,000 people from many government agencies and aerospace corporations combining their skills and experiences into the national effort.

These objectives of the program, which made six manned flights and 20 unmanned flights from 1961 to 1963, were specific:

• To orbit a manned spacecraft around the earth;
• To investigate man’s ability to function in space;
• To recover both man and spacecraft safely.

Malcom Scott Carpenter
Second American to orbit the earth
Born: Boulder, CO May 1, 1925
Mercury Flight-May 24, 1962 4 Hours 56 Minutes – 3 Orbits
Launch Vehicle – Mercury-Atlas7 Spacecraft – Aurora 7

Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.
Born: Hackensack, NJ Mar 12, 1923
Mercury Flight – Oct. 3, 1962, 9 Hours 13 Minutes -6 Orbits
Launch Vehicle – Mercury–Atlas 8 Spacecraft-Sigma 7

Dedication plaque
This exhibit is dedicated as a permanent tribute to all the men and women of the Project Mercury Team whose extraordinary efforts successfully launched America’s Manned Space Flight Program.
Dedicated this
Mercury Project Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
2. Mercury Project Marker
12th Day of May 1996 by the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation
 
Erected 1996 by City of Titusville and the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation.
 
Location. 28° 36.825′ N, 80° 48.254′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Florida, in Brevard. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Orange Street and Indian River Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Orange St, Titusville FL 32796, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jules Verne vs. NASA’s Apollo 11 (here, next to this marker); Robert H. Goddard’s First Liquid Fueled Rocket (here, next to this marker); JT&KW Railroad & Indian River Steamboat Wharf, 1885 (a few steps from this marker); The Steamboat Pioneer, 1877 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scobie Fish & Oyster Company - 1885 (about 700 feet away); "TFNG" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Challenger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Discovery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
 
Regarding Project Mercury Memorial. Space View Park is located less than 15 miles directly across from the Cape Canaveral launch pads. The Park is the first and only walk in the nation that honors America’s astronauts as well as the men and
Malcom Scott Carpenter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
3. Malcom Scott Carpenter Marker
women behind the scenes who helped America lead the world in space exploration.

The Park is separated into three distinct sections. The west end includes areas dedicated to NASA’s Apollo Program; The Space Launch Program and to a lesser degree the Sky Lab Project. The southeast section honors The Mercury Program, and the northeast section recognizes the contributions made by the Gemini Program.

Another section of the park, near The Mercury Program memorial, is dedicated to veterans.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceExplorationScience & Medicine
 
Malcom Scott Carpenter Handprints Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
4. Malcom Scott Carpenter Handprints Marker
Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
5. Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. Marker
Walter Marty Schirra,Jr.Handprints Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
6. Walter Marty Schirra,Jr.Handprints Marker
Project Mercury Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
7. Project Mercury Memorial Marker
Dedication plaque, located in front of the monument.
Project Mercury Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
8. Project Mercury Memorial Marker
Mercury 3 Tile near the memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
9. Mercury 3 Tile near the memorial
Mercury 3, Shepard, Freedom 7, May 5, 1961
Mercury 4 Tile near the memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
10. Mercury 4 Tile near the memorial
Mercury 4, Grissom, Liberty Bell 7, July 27, 1961
Mercury 6 Tile near the memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
11. Mercury 6 Tile near the memorial
Mercury 6, Glenn, Friendship 7, Feb. 20, 1962
Mercury 7 Tile near the memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
12. Mercury 7 Tile near the memorial
Mercury 7, Carpenter, Aurora 7, May 24, 1962
Mercury 8 Tile near the memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
13. Mercury 8 Tile near the memorial
Mercury 8, Schirra, Sigma 7, October 3, 1962
Mercury 9 Tile near the memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, December 17, 2017
14. Mercury 9 Tile near the memorial
Mercury 9, Cooper, Faith 7, May 15-16, 1963
Original Mercury 7 Astronauts image. Click for full size.
By NASA Photo
15. Original Mercury 7 Astronauts
Mercury 7 Astronauts image. Click for full size.
By NASA Photo
16. Mercury 7 Astronauts
Mercury Capsule rendering signed by original astronauts image. Click for full size.
By NASA Photo
17. Mercury Capsule rendering signed by original astronauts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   3, 4, 5. submitted on January 6, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   6. submitted on January 7, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   7, 8, 9. submitted on January 3, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   10, 11. submitted on January 4, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   12. submitted on January 6, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   13, 14. submitted on January 5, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   15, 16, 17. submitted on January 3, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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