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American Astronaut Wall of Fame

 
 
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
1. Nasa
Inscription.
NASA
On October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created to promote American civilian interests in space. Established at first to direct the nations efforts toward the scientific exploration of space, the challenge of manned space flight was also embraced and our conquest of the last, the greatest, the most dangerous frontier of all was underway.
Mercury
Project Mercury (1959-63) was the first phase of our manned flight effort. Its goals were to construct a vehicle capable of launching an astronaut into orbit; to learn how to navigate and to track objects in space; and to study the effects of weightlessness on the human body. On May 5, 1961, Alan B. Shepard, Jr. became the first American in space. Three weeks later, then President John F. Kennedy proposed that “this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” We were on our way to the moon.

Gemini
The Gemini Project (1965-66) was an intermediate step toward reaching the moon. These flights taught astronauts how to change orbits; how to rendezvous and dock with other spacecraft; and practice performing extra vehicular activities while in orbit.
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
2. Mercury
The complexity of these missions required two people to fly the Gemini spacecraft, with some missions lasting up to two weeks without any adverse physiological effects. While the Mercury spacecraft were powered by batteries, the development of fuel cells aided the long term Gemini flights by not only producing electricity for the equipment but also drinking water for the crew.
Apollo
The Apollo Program’s (1967-75) first five missions tested new spacecraft, as well as methods of navigation and communication between the earth and moon. On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong announced “Tranquility base here, the Eagle had landed.” The United States had put the first human beings on the moon; thus fulfilling the challenge that President Kennedy set forth some eight years earlier. Five more successful lunar missions yielded hundreds of pounds of lunar rocks, thousands of photographs and a greater understanding of the Earth’s closest neighbor.
Skylab
The space station Skylab (1973-74) was built from the third stage of a Saturn 5 rocket and served as an orbital laboratory for various experiments and observations. It was visited on three separate occasions by Apollo spacecrafts carrying crews of three that stayed for up to 84 days in an effort to study the long term effects of weightlessness on the
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
3. Gemini
human body.
Apollo-Soyuz
The final flight of the Apollo Program was in July of 1975 when an Apollo spacecraft docked with a Soviet spacecraft for almost two days. The two crews exchanged flags and gifts, visited each others spacecraft and conducted joint scientific experiments.
STS
The STS (Space Transportation System) or Space Shuttle has allowed NASA to reach space more affordably by re-using the major components of a spacecraft. Limited to low Earth orbit, the Space Shuttle is launched vertically like a rocket, then returns to Earth gliding like an airplane. While in space the orbiters can deploy, repair or retrieve satellites; conduct scientific experiments; and have helped in the construction of the International Space Station.

Turning our eyes towards the future of space exploration, Mars is our next destination.
Wall of Fame
First Column from the left:
Alan B. Shepard, Jr. -Mercury 3, Apollo 14 “First American in Space” • Virgil “Gus” L. Grissom -Mercury 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1 • John H. Glenn -Mercury 6, STS -95 “First American in Orbit” • Scott M. Carpenter -Mercury 7 • Walter M. Schirra, Jr. -Mercury 8., Gemini 6A, Apollo 7 • L. Gordon Cooper, J. -Mercury 9, Gemini 5 • John W. Young -Gemini 3,
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
4. Apollo
10, Apollo 10, 16, STS-1, 9 • James A. McDivitt -Gemini 4, Apollo 9 • Edward “Ed” H. White -Gemini 4, Apollo 1 • Charles Conrad, Jr. -Gemini 5, 11, Apollo 12, Skylab 1 • Thomas P. Stafford - Gemini 6A, 9A, Apollo 10, Apollo-Soyuz • Frank Borman -Gemini 7 Apollo 8 • James A. Lovell, Jr. -Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13 • Neil A. Armstrong - Gemini 8, Apollo 11 “First Man on the Moon” • David R. Scott -Gemini 8, Apollo 9, 15 • Eugene A. Cernan -Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, 17 • Michael L. Collins –Gemini 10 Apollo 11 • Richard F. Gordon, Jr. -Gemini 11, Apollo 12 • Edwin “Buzz” E. Aldrin, Jr. -Gemini 12, Apollo 11 • Roger Chaffee – Apollo 1 • Donn Eisele – Apollo 7 • Walter Cunningham -Apollo 7 • William Anders –Apollo 8 • Rusty Schweickart – Apollo 9 • Alan L. Bean –Apollo 12, Skylab 2 • John L. Swigert, Jr. –Apollo 13 • Fred W. Haise, Jr. –Apollo 13 • Stuart A. Roosa –Apollo 14 • Edgar D. Mitchell – Apollo 14 • Alfred M. Worden, Jr. –Apollo15

Second Column from Left:
James B. Irwin – Apollo 15 • Thomas K. Mattingly –Apollo 16, STS-4, 51-C • Charles M. Duke, Jr. –Apollo 16 • Ronald “Ron” B. Evan – Apollo 17 • Harrison H. Schmitt –Apollo 17 • Vance D. Brand –Apollo-Soyuz, STS-5, 41-B, 35 • Donald “Deke” K. Slayton
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
5. Skylab
–Apollo-Soyuz • Joseph P. Kerwin –Skylab 1 • Paul J. Weitz –Skylab 1, STS-6 • Owen K. Garriott – Skylab 2, STS-9 • Jack R. Lousma – Skylab 2, STS-3 • Gerald P. Carr – Skylab 3 Edward G. Gibson – Skylab 3 • William R. Pogue –Skylab 4 • Robert L. Crippen – STS-1, 7, 41-C, 41-G • John H. Engle – STS-2, 51-I • Richard H. Truly –STS-2, 8 • C. Gordon Fullerton –STS-3, 51-F • Henry W. Hartsfield –STS-4, 41-D, 61 • Robert F. Overmyer –STS-5, 51-B • Joseph P. Allen –STS-5, 51-A • William B. Lenoir –STS-5 Karol J. Bobko – STS-6, 51-D, 51-J • Donald H. Peterson – STS-6 • F. Story Musgrave –STS-6, 51-F, 33, 44, 61, 80 • Frederick H. Hauck – STS-7, 51-G • Sally K. Ride –STS-7, 41-G “First American Woman in Space” • Norman E. Thagard –STS-7, 51-B, 30, 42, 71 • Daniel C. Brandenstein –STS-8, 51-G, 32, 49

Third Column from Left:
Dale A. Gardner –STS-8, 51-A • Guion S. Bluford – STS-8, 61-A, 39, 53 • William E. Thornton –STS-8, 61-A, 39, 53 • Brewster H. Shaw – STS-9, 61-B, 28 • Dr. Robert A. Parker –STS-9, 45 • Dr. Byron K. Lichtenberg –STS-9, 45 • Robert L. Gibson – STS-41-B, 61-C, 27, 47, 71 • Bruce McCandless –STS-41-B, 31 • Ronald E. McNair –STS-41-B, 51-L • Robert
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
6. Apollo-Soyuz
L. Stewart – STS-41-B, 51-J • Francis R. Scobee –STS-41-C, 51-L • George D. Nelson –STS-41-C, 61-C, 26 • James D. A. van Hoften –STS-41-C, 51-I • Terry J. Hart –STS-41-C • Michael L. Coats –STS-41-D, 51-L • Steven A. Hawley –STS-41-D, 61-C, 31, 82, 93 • Richard M. Mullane – STS-41-D, 27, 36 • Charles D. Walker –STS-41-D, 51-D, 61-B • Jon A. McBride –STS-41-G • Kathryn D. Sullivan –STS-41-G, 31, 45 • David C. Leestma –STS-41-G, 28, 45 • Paul D. Scully-Power –STS-41-G, 28, 45 • David M. Walker –STS-51-A, 30, 53, 69 • Anna L. Fisher –STS-51-A • Loren J. Shriver –STS-51-C, 51-L • Ellison S. Onizuka –STS-51-C, 51-L • James F. Buchli –STS-51-C, 61-A, 29, 48 • Gary E. Payton – STS-51-C • Donald E. Williams – STS-51-D, 34

Fourth Column from Left:
M. Rhea Seddon –STS-51-D, 40, 58 • Jeffrey A. Hoffman –STS-51-D, 35, 46, 61, 75 • S. David Griggs –STS-51-D • Senator E. Jake Garn -STS-51-D • Frederick D. Gregory -STS-51-B, 33, 44 • Don L. Lind -STS-51-B • Lodewijk van den Berg -STS-51-B • Taylor G. Wang -STS-51-B • John O. Creighton -STS-51-G, 36, 48 • Shannon W. Lucid -STS-51-G, 34, 43, 58, 76 • Steven R. Nagel -STS-51-G, 61-A, 37, 55 • Roy D. Bridges -STS-51-F • Anthony W. England -STS-51-F • Karl G. Henize -STS-51-F
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
7. Sts
• Loren W. Acton -STS-51-F • John-David F. Bartoe -STS-51-F • Richard O. Covey -STS-51-I, 26, 38, 61 • John M. Lounge -STS-51-I, 26, 35 • William F. Fisher -STS-51-I • Ronald J. Grabe -STS-51-J, 30, 42, 57 • David C. Hilmers -STS-51-J, 26, 36, 42 • William A. Pailes -STS-51-J • Bonnie J. Dunbar -STS-61-A, 32, 50, 71, 89 • Bryan D. O’Connor -STS-61-B, 40 • Mary L. Cleave -STS-61-B, 30 • Sherwood C. Spring -STS-61-B • Jerry L. Ross -STS-61-B, 27, 37, 55, 74, 88, 110 • Charles F. Bolden -STS-61-C, 31, 45, 60 • Robert J. Cenker -STS-61-D • Congressman Bill Nelson -STS-61-C

Fifth Column from Left: Franklin R. Chang-Diaz –STS-61-C, 34, 46, 60, 75, 91, 111 • Michael J. Smith –STS-51-L • Gregory B. Jarvis –STS-51-L • Sharon Christa McAuliffe –STS-51-L • Guy S. Gardner –STS-27, 35 • William M. Shepherd –STS-27, 41, 52, 102 • John E. Blaha –STS-29, 33, 43, 58, 79 • James P. Bagian –STS-29, 40 • Robert C. Springer –STS-29, 38 • Mark C. Lee –STS-30, 47, 64, 82 • Richard N. Richards –STS-28, 41, 50, 64 • James C. Adamson –STS-28, 43 • Mark N. Brown –STS-28, 48 • Michael J. McCulley –STS-34 • Ellen S. Baker –STS-34, 50, 71 • Manley L. Carter, Jr. –STS-33 • Kathryn D. Wetherbee –STS-32, 52, 63, 86, 102, 113 • Marsha
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
8. Our Next Destination
S. Ivins –STS-32, 46, 62, 81, 98 • G. David Low –STS-32, 43, 57 • John H. Casper –STS-36, 54, 62, 77 • Pierre J. Thuot –STS-36, 49, 62 • Robert D. Cabana –STS-41, 53, 65, 88 • Bruce E. Melnick –STS-41, 49 • Thomas D. Akers –STS-41, 49, 61, 79 • Frank L. Culbertson –STS-38, 51, 105, 108 • Carl J. Meade –STS-38, 50, 64 • Charles D. Gemar –STS-38, 48, 61 • Samuel T. Durrance –STS-35, 67 • Ronald A. Parise –STS-35, 67

Sixth Column from Left:
Kenneth D. Cameron –STS-37, 56, 74 • Linda M. Godwin –STS-37, 59, 76, 108 • Jay Apt –STS-37, 47, 59, 79 • L. Blaine Hammond –STS-39, 64 • Gregory J. Harbaugh –STS-39, 54, 71, 82 • Richard J. Hieb –STS-39, 49, 65 • Donald R. McMonagle –STS-39, 54, 66 • Charles L. Veach –STS-39, 52 • Sidney M. Gutierrez –STS-40, 59 • Tamara E. Jernigan –STS-40, 52, 67, 80, 96 • F. Drew Gaffney –STS-40 • Millie-Hughes Fulford –STS-40 • Michael A. Baker –STS-43, 51, 68, 81 • Kenneth S. Reightler, Jr. –STS-48, 60 • Terence T. Henricks –STS-44, 55, 70, 78 • James S. Voss –STS-44, 53, 69, 101, 102, 105 • Mario Runco, Jr. –STS-44, 54, 77 • Thomas J. Hennen –STS-44 • Stephen S. Oswald –STS-42, 56, 67 • William
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
9. American Astronaut Wall of Fame
F. Readdy –STS-42, 51, 79 • Brian Duffy –STS-45, 57, 72, 92 • C. Michael Foale –STS-45, 56, 63, 84, 103 • Dirk D. Frimout –STS-45 • Kevin P. Chilton –STS-49, 59, 76 • Kenneth D. Bowersox –STS-50, 61, 73, 82, 113 • Lawrence J. DeLucas –STS-50 • Eugene H. Trinh –STS-50 • Andrew M. Allen –STS-46, 62, 75 • Curtis L. Brown –STS-47, 66, 77, 85, 95, 103 • Mae C. Jemison –STS-47

Seventh Column from Left:
N. Jan Davis –STS-47, 60, 85 • Steven G. MacLean –STS-52 • Michael R. Clifford –STS-53, 59, 76 • Susan J. Helms –STS-54, 64, 78, 101, 102, 105 • Kenneth D. Cockrell –STS-56, 69, 80, 98, 111 • Ellen Ochoa –STS-56, 66, 96, 110 • Charles J. Precourt –STS-55, 71, 84, 91 • Bernard A. Harris, Jr. –STS-55, 63 • Nancy J. Sherlock –STS-57 • Peter J.K. Wisoff –STS-57, 68, 81, 92 • Janice E. Voss –STS-57, 63, 83, 94, 99 • James H. Newman –STS-51, 69, 88, 109 • Daniel W. Bursch –STS-51, 68, 77, 108, 111 • Carl E. Walz –STS-51, 65, 79, 108, 111 • Richard A. Searfoss –STS-58, 76, 90 • William S. McArthur, Jr. –STS-58, 74, 92 • David A. Wolf –STS-58, 87, 112, 127 • Martin Fettman –STS-58 • Ronald M. Sega –STS-60, 76 • Thomas D. Jones –STS-59,
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
10. American Astronaut Wall of Fame
68, 80, 98 • James D. Halsell –STS-65, 74, 83, 94, 101 • Leroy Chiao –STS-65, 72, 92 • Donald A. Thomas –STS-63, 70, 83, 94 • Jerry M. Linenger –STS-64, 81 • Terrence W. Wilcutt –STS-68, 79, 89, 106 • Steven L. Smith –STS-68, 82, 103, 110 • Scott E. Parazynski –STS-66, 86, 95, 100, 120 • Joseph R. Tanner –STS-66, 82, 97, 115 • Eileen M. Collins –STS-63, 84, 93, 114 • William G. Gregory –STS-67

Eighth Column from Left:
John M. Grunsfeld –STS-67, 81, 103, 109, 125 • Wendy B. Lawrence –STS-67, 86, 91, 114 • Kevin R. Kregel –STS-70, 78, 87, 99 • Mary Ellen Weber –STS-70, 101 • Nancy Jane Currie –STS-70, 88, 109 • Michael L. Gernhardt –STS-69, 83, 94, 104 • Kent V. Rominger –STS-73, 80, 85, 96, 100 • Catherine G. Coleman –STS-73, 93 • Fred W. Leslie –STS-73 • Albert Sacco, Jr. –STS-73 • Brent W. Jett, Jr. –STS-72, 81, 97, 115 • Daniel T. Berry –STS-72, 96, 105 • Winston E. Scott –STS-72, 96, 10 • Scott J. Horowitz –STS-75, 82, 101, 105 • Andrew S.W. Thomas –STS-77, 89, 102, 114 • Richard M. Linnehan –STS-78, 90, 109 • Charles E. Brady, Jr. –STS-78 • Susan L. Still –STS-83, 94 • Roger Crouch –STS-83, 94 • Greg Linteris –STS-83, 94 •
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
11. American Astronaut Wall of Fame
Carlos I. Noriega –STS-84, 97 • Edward T. Lu –STS-84, 106 • Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. –STS-85, 98, 116 • Stephen K. Robinson –STS-85, 95, 114, 130 • Michael J. Bloomfield –STS-86, 97, 110 • Steven W. Lindsey –STS-87, 95, 104, 121, 133 • Kalpana Chawla –STS-87, 107 • Joe F. Edwards, Jr. –STS-89 • Michael P. Anderson –STS-89, 107 • James F. Reilly –STS-89, 104, 117

Ninth Column from Left:
Scott D. Altman –STS-90, 106, 109, 125 • Kathryn P. Hire –STS-90, 130 • Jay C. Buckey –STS-90 • James A. Pawelczyk –STS-90 • Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie –STS-91, 99, 108, 123 • Janet L. Kavandi –STS-91, 99, 104 • Frederick W. Sturckow –STS-88, 105, 117, 128 • Rick D. Husband –STS-96, 107 • Jeffrey S. Ashby –STS-93, 100, 112 • Scott J. Kelly –STS-103, 118 • Gerhard P.J. Thiele –STS-99 • Jeffrey N. Williams –STS-101 • Daniel C. Burbank –STS-106, 115 • Richard A. Mastracchio –STS-106, 118, 131 • Pamela A. Melroy –STS-92, 112, 120 • Michael E. Lopez-Alegria –STS-73, 92, 113 • Mark L. Polansky –STS-98, 116, 127 • James M. Kelly –STS-102, 114 • Paul Richards –STS-102 • John L. Phillips –STS-100 • Charles O. Hobaugh –STS-104, 120, 129 • Patrick
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
12. American Astronaut Wall of Fame
G. Forrester –STS-105, 117, 128 • Mark E. Kelly –STS-108, 121, 124,134 • Daniel M. Tani –STS-108, 121, 124, 134 • Duane G. Carey –STS-109 • Michael J. Massimino –STS-109, 125 • Stephen N. Frick –STS-110, 122 • Lee M. E. Morin –STS-110 • Rex J. Walheim –STS-110, 122, 135 • Paul S. Lockhart –STS-111, 113

Tenth Column from Left:
Peggy A. Whitson –STS-111, 113 • Peirs J. Sellers –STS-112, 121, 132 • Sandra H. Magnus –STS-112, 126, 135 • John B. Herrington –STS-113 • Donald R. Pettit –STS-113 • William C. McCool –STS-107 • Laurel B. Clark –STS-107 • William A. Oefelein –STS-116 • Joan E. Higginbotham –STS-116 • Nicholas J.M. Patrick –STS-116, 130 • Sunita L. Williams –STS-116, 117 • Christopher J. Ferguson –STS-115, 126, 135 • Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper –STS-115, 126 • Stephanie D. Wilson –STS-121, 120, 131 • Lisa M. Nowak –STS-121 • Michael E. Fossum –STS-121, 124 • Clayton C. Anderson –STS-117, 131 • Steven R. Swanson –STS-117, 119 • Lee J. Archambault –STS-117, 119 • John D. Olivas –STS-117, 128 • George Zamka –STS-120, 130 • Doug Wheelock –STS-120 • Barbara Morgan –STS-118 • Tracy Caldwell –STS-118 • Alvin
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By Denise Boose, September 28, 2012
13. Boiler Plate 29A
Drew –STS-118, 133 • Alan Poindexter –STS-122, 131 • Stanley love –STS-122 • Leland Melvin –STS-122, 129 • Leopold Eyharts –STS-122

Eleventh Column from Left:
Garrett Reisman –STS-123, 132 • Gregory H. Johnson –STS-123, 134 • Robert L. Behnken –STS-123, 130 • Michael J. Foreman –STS-123, 129 • Gregory E. Chamitoff –STS-124, 134 • Kenneth T. Ham –STS-124, 132 • Karen L.Nyberg –STS-124 • Ronald J. Garan, Jr. –STS-124 • Toney Antonelli –STS-119, 132 • Joseph Acaba –STS-119 • Richard Arnold –STS-119 • Gregory C. Johnson –STS-125 • K. Megan McArthur –STS-125 • Andrew J. Feustel –STS-125, 134 • Michael T. Good –STS-125, 132 • Steven G. Bowen –STS-126, 132, 133 • Eric A. Boe –STS-126, 133 • Robert S. Kimbrough –STS-126 • Christopher J. Cassidy –STS-127 • Douglas G. Hurley –STS-127, 135 • Thomas H. Marshburn –STS-127 • Timothy L. Kopra –STS-127 • Jose M. Hernandez –STS-128 • Kevin A. Ford –STS-128 • Nicole P. Scott –STS-128, 133 • Robert L. Satcher, Jr. –STS-129 • Barry E. Wilmore –STS-129 • Randolph J. Bresnik –STS-129 • Terry W. Virts, Jr. –STS-130 • James P. Dutton, Jr. –STS-131 • Dorothy Metcalf Lindenburger –STS-131 • Michael R. Barrett –STS-134 • Edward Michael Fincke –STS-134
 
Location. 35° 1.977′ N, 111° 1.262′ W. Marker is in Winslow, Arizona, in Navajo County. Marker is on Meteor Crater Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in the court yard near the main entrance into the visitor center. Marker is at or near this postal address: Meteor Crater Road, Winslow AZ 86047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Barringer Meteor Crater (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 481 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on February 8, 2014, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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