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Wapakoneta in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups

 
 
Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
1. Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups Marker
Inscription.
Apollo Command Module Mock-up
The command module carried the three astronauts to the moon and back during the Apollo missions 1969-1972. The spacecraft is 10 ft. 7 in. tall and 12 ft. 10 in. diameter. It weighed 13,000 lbs.

Gemini Spacecraft Mock-up
The Gemini spacecraft carried two astronauts into earth orbit. This is the type of craft that carried Neil Armstrong and David Scott into space in 1966. The spacecraft is 19 ft. long and 10 ft. in diameter. It weighed 8360 lbs.
The actual Gemini 8 spacecraft is on display in the museum.
 
Erected by The Ohio Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 33.869′ N, 84° 10.331′ W. Marker is in Wapakoneta, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Touch for map. Marker and mock-ups are at the east end of the parking lot for the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, off Apollo Drive, about 1000 feet NNW of the I-75 Exit 111 interchange. Marker is in this post office area: Wapakoneta OH 45895, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F5D Skylancer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dayton and Michigan Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wapakoneta All Wars Memorial
Gemini Spacecraft and Apollo Command Module Mock-ups and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
2. Gemini Spacecraft and Apollo Command Module Mock-ups and Marker
The Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum is in the background.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wapakoneta Heritage Parkway (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wapakoneta (Wapaughkonnetta) (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dudley Nichols (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Shannon Stock Company (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wapakoneta.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAir & Space
 
Nearby Space Shuttle Challenger Tribute image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
3. Nearby Space Shuttle Challenger Tribute
In memory of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew that perished in the conquest of space on January 28, 1986 the Young Astronauts of the Neil Armstrong Museum planted seven trees. These trees on your left, are planted in the shape of a seven in honor of the fallen astronauts:

Dick Scobee Michael Smith Judith Resnick Ellison Onizuka Ronald McNair Gregory Jarvis Christa McAuliffe
Space Shuttle Challenger Tribute Trees, planted just south of the marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 25, 2009
4. Space Shuttle Challenger Tribute Trees, planted just south of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,863 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on July 19, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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