American Space Museum
308 Pine Street, Titusville , FL 32796 - United States
The American Space Museum’s first mission is preservation, followed closely by education and inspiration. We offer one-of-a-kind features such as John Glenn’s hard hat from Project Mercury, the stuck thruster that almost killed Neil Armstrong and Dave Scott in Gemini VIII, working mission control consoles from Apollo and the Shuttle program, AND amazing people – most of our docents/volunteers worked in the space program and speak from personal experience!
Indeed, we are truly “the keepers of the character of the American space program.” That is, we seek to preserve and promote the individual stories of the astronauts, launch directors, engineers, administrators, support staff and, in fact, everyone who made possible our astounding advances in space exploration and research.
We provide a compelling linear tour through the history of the American space program...from America’s response to Sputnik through projects Mercury and Gemini and into the triumph of Apollo and the progress of the Shuttle.
We are, after all, the American Space Museum & WALK of Fame– a walk through space history! We not only walk visitors into history but we will encourage them to continue their journey just down the street at Space View Park through the beautiful and moving Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle monuments.
Our enhanced exhibit hall offers active and compelling narrative, a dramatic treatment of artifacts and displays, the option for either docent-led or self-guided tours, as well as rotating exhibits, a children’s discovery area, and a singular experience that can only happen at a facility dedicated to “Preserving Achievement; Inspiring Innovation”.
Visit the newly refreshed Mercury, Gemini and Apollo Galleries. Take part in a scavenger hunt, and speak with docents who worked in the space program.
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