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BobbyA
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posted 02-02-2008 11:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BobbyA   Click Here to Email BobbyA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if there is a list of statues of astronauts and their locations? I know that Shepard has one at the Astronaut Hall of Fame, Swigert has one in the Capitol Rotunda and the airport in Denver (I think), and Armstrong now has one at Purdue. But I am sure that there must be others. Grissom? Glenn? McAuliffe?

FFrench
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posted 02-03-2008 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by BobbyA:
the airport in Denver (I think)
Yes, there is a Swigert one there.

See also this page for some images of Jim Lovell with the statue of himself at the Adler Planetarium, Chicago.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-03-2008 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Statues of STS-107 commander Rick Husband and pilot Willie McCool face each other's direction at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport and Hueneke Park in Lubbock respectively.

A statue of STS-107 mission specialist Michael Anderson kneels in Spokane, Washington, his hometown.

Kirsten
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posted 02-03-2008 05:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does your question only cover astronauts / the US or is it meant world-wide?

Moscow has several cosmonaut statues on the Alley of the Cosmonauts and a Gagarin statue on one traffic roundabout. There must be more Gagarin statues in Russia, I know of at least one in Irkutsk at the Ulitsa Gagarina.

Mongolia has one near the railway station of Choyr, but it does not at all resemble or seem to be dedicated to Gurragchaa.

And I have read some rumours about a Dirk Frimout statue on the Belgian coast near Oostende but I don't know if it is permanent or was only temporary. Good luck!

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posted 02-03-2008 07:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wings4Flight   Click Here to Email Wings4Flight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought that I would mention that there is a beautiful bronze statue of Gene Cernan stepping out of the LEM, located at the Kansas Cosmosphere. There is a great picture of Wally Schirra and one of his gotchas with this statue, you can find it on Wally's personal website. Good luck finding others.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-17-2008 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Associated Press:
Statue of Colo.'s Swigert gets more prominent spot

A statue of Colorado astronaut Jack Swigert, who died in 1982 just after he was elected to Congress, has been moved to a more prominent location in the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Republican Sen. Wayne Allard said Friday the statue now stands in Emancipation Hall in the new Capitol Visitors Center. It had been in a dark corner in a Capitol hallway.

icarkie
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posted 11-05-2008 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for icarkie   Click Here to Email icarkie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm hoping one of our members can help me out with something I saw today at work.

Some of you might know I'm a postman at the Royal mail, today I delivered a postcard from Turkey (MARMARIS) to one of my customers. I thought nothing of it, the front had some beautiful pictures of the coastline, etc. and a statue of an astronaut?

There was some writing at the base but the image was small. Does anyone know why/what/who about this statue?

It was just something that caught my eye at work today

FFrench
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posted 11-05-2008 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just found this image online, plus this one, this one, and this one.

There is also this image which shows the writing panels, and some of the English-language panel can be read.

The People of the Republic of Turkey
And the United States of America Working Together Will Explore
The Far Reaches of Space

Through Our Joint Efforts
The World Will Be A Better Place To Live

This Statue Has Been Built For
The Memory Of James Reilly Who Carried
The Turkish Flag And
Marmaris Pennant In Space

6 June 1997
Municipality of Marmaris

I wonder if this might be connected somehow to the OCSS and their Turkish Space Camp efforts.

Another website states:

It was erected in honour of US astronaut James Reilly II, who carried the Turkish flag and Marmaris pennant into space for the first time on mission STS-89 in 1998
Editor's note: For a February 2009 update about this statue, see: Astronaut saved from sinking in the sea

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-27-2009 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Museum of Flight release
Museum of Flight Statue Honors Washington State Astronaut Michael P. Anderson

On June 26, 2009, at a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m., The Museum of Flight will dedicate a statue honoring Space Shuttle Columbia astronaut and Washington state native, Lt. Col. Michael P. Anderson. The slightly larger than life-size bronze statue will be situated in a newly lanscaped area on the west side of the Museum's main campus between the Red Barn(R) and Personal Courage Wing exhibition buildings. The statue is a duplicate of one erected in Spokane, Wash. in 2005. Anderson was the Payload Commander on the STS-107 Columbia mission lost during re-entry on Feb. 1, 2003.

Members of the Anderson family will attend the ceremony as will many of his friends and colleagues. Maj. Kimberly Scott, who served on the Michael Anderson Memorial Campaign, will serve as master of ceremonies for the dedication ceremony. Museum President and CEO Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, who flew with Anderson on Space Shuttle mission STS-89 in 1998, will also participate in the ceremony. Guests include members of the Anderson family. An Air Force C-17, stationed at McChord Air Force Base, will perform a fly-by, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Baptist Church Choir, from Renton, Wash. will sing during the ceremony.

Anderson, a native of Cheney, WA, graduated from Cheney High School in Cheney, Wash. in 1977. He entered the University of Washington where he was a member of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps and earned his bachelor of science degree in physics/astronomy in 1981. After graduating from the University of Washington, Anderson was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force and assigned to Randolph Air Force Base in Texas. He earned his master of science degree in physics from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. in 1990.

Anderson was selected as an astronaut by NASA in December 1994 and had a number of technical assignments before being assigned as a Mission Specialist on STS-89, Space Shuttle Endeavour, the eighth docking mission to the Russian space station, MIR. He was later assigned to STS-107 as the Payload Commander. The mission was lost during re-entry on Feb. 1, 2003.

Business and civic leaders in Seattle and Spokane funded the memorial statue to honor the life and achievements of Lt. Col Anderson. Maj. Gen. Harold "Mitch" Michell (USAF) served as the chairman of the Michael Anderson Memorial Campaign. The statue is designed to serve as an inspiration for children to follow their dreams. Education was an important priority for Col. Anderson. The statue will be located at the Museum site where school buses and children's groups enter through the Red Barn(R) exhibition building and is visible from the T. Evans Wyckoff Memorial Bridge spanning East Marginal Way. Other funds raised through the campaign created The Michael Anderson Memorial Aerospace Scholarship for Children of Color. This special fund, awarded through the Museum of Flight, will help underserved children to attend educational programs at The Museum of Flight and is intended to help to inspire an interest in science, technology, engineering and math--STEM--education and careers.

randy
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posted 06-27-2009 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a statue of Don Lind in the State Capitol building in Salt Lake City.

TRS
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posted 04-11-2010 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BobbyA:
Swigert has one in... the airport in Denver
I've passed through Denver airport once and couldn't find it - heading there again and wondering if anyone can give me an idiot's guide to finding it?

star51L
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posted 04-11-2010 09:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for star51L   Click Here to Email star51L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to this link, Concourse B.

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It was recently moved from the upper level to the lower level, which is the "train station" of the B concourse.

FFrench
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posted 02-29-2012 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hadn't seen it in this newer location, but saw a quick glimpse while changing planes recently. Looks like a good greeting when arriving on the train.

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posted 06-20-2012 03:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for APG85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone have the story on the Swigert statues? Who made them, how were they made/modeled? How much did they cost and were they dedicated? They seem like very realistic statues...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-20-2012 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The statues of Jack Swigert were sculpted by Mark Lundeen and his brother George. There is a 7-foot edition, an 8-foot edition, and a 22-inch edition.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 07-16-2012 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bonnie Dunbar now has one.
Artists, sponsors and volunteers will install a bronze statue of astronaut Bonnie Dunbar in Sunnyside [Washington] this morning.

The statue honoring the astronaut who grew up in Outlook will stand sentry at the entrance to Central Park, corner of South Fifth Street and Franklin Avenue.

The $90,000 statue features two likenesses of Dunbar, one as girl growing up on an Outlook ranch and one as an astronaut in uniform, helmet tucked under her arm.

They were designed by Sunnyside artist Desiree Dawn and produced at a foundry in Joseph, Ore.

Dirk
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posted 07-16-2012 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dirk   Click Here to Email Dirk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dirk Frimout got his statue in 2006 by the Belgian artist Jan Fabre: "astronaut conducting the sea".

Some Russian deceased cosmonauts have their statue on their grave as Pavel Belyayev.

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