Titusville in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Jules Verne vs. NASA’s Apollo 11
Space View Park
Jules Verne’s mythical journey to the Moon in the 1880’s
was similar to the Apollo 11 launched on July 16, 1969
Both had three man crews
Both landed in the Pacific Ocean
Both used retro-rockets for descent
Both flights blasted off from Central Florida
Florida and Texas sought control of both missions
Spacecraft dimensions were approximately the same
Astronauts in both were secured in couches at launch
Verne’s craft was Columbiad – Apollo 11 was Columbia
Air in both crafts was recycled through potash to absorb CO2
Columbiad had a crewman named Ardan – Columbia had Aldin
Erected 1997 by City of Titusville/U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation.
Location. 28° 36.823′ N, 80° 48.255′ W. Marker is in Titusville, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Broad Street and Indian River Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 188 Broad St, Titusville FL 32796, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert H. Goddard’s First Liquid Fueled Rocket (here, next to this marker); Project Mercury Memorial 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); Challenger (approx. 0.2 miles away); Enterprise (approx. 0.2 miles away); Columbia (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Titusville.
Regarding Jules Verne vs. NASA’s Apollo 11. Space View Park is located less than 15 miles directly across from the Cape Canaveral launce pads. The Park is the first and only walk in the nation that honors America’s astronauts as well as the men and 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.
Categories. • Air & Space • Exploration • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 4, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.