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Robert Pearlman
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Florida Today: Apollo monument needs $200K
Soon, there will be one more monument to the historic space program's achievements.

The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation, which runs the space museum in downtown Titusville, is moving forward in its efforts to install a monument to the Apollo program near downtown, adjacent to Space View Park.

The nonprofit foundation spent more than $400,000 on the project, which will be installed at the city's new stormwater detention pond between Washington and Indian River avenues. But it still needs $200,000 by the end of January to complete the monument, dedicated to those who worked on the last space program before the shuttle.

The funds are needed to pay for the remaining bronze panel-and-a-half on the monument and eight more pylons, said Charlie Mars, president of the foundation.

Robert Pearlman
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How to help...
If you want to donate to the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation's Apollo monument project, you may write to the foundation at P.O. Box 6385, Titusville, FL 32782, call 264-0434 or e-mail spacemuseumsales@cfl.rr.com. Or you can stop by the foundation's museum at 4 Main St., Titusville.

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Space Walk of Fame representatives, including president Charlie Mars, Warren Lackie and Sandy Storm, recently visited American Bronze to approve the art for the Apollo monument's Earth and Moon. The following pictures are courtesy the Space Walk of Fame Foundation:

And here are several of the bronze plaques that will share the story of Apollo:

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These diagrams show the placement and appearance of the Apollo monument:

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Courtesy collectSPACE member Tim Gagnon (KSCArtist), above is the first of a new series of construction photographs documenting the installation of the Space Walk of Fame's Apollo Monument.

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Apollo Monument begins to take shape

The bronze Earth and Moon (cast from the clay models pictured above) has arrived, as has the stainless steel 'A' and 'swoosh' that will form the monument's representation of the Apollo Program emblem. The following pictures are courtesy the Space Walk of Fame Foundation:

Assembly was scheduled to begin today. "Raising of the A" is targeted for next week, after the launch of STS-118.

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