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From: Bloomington, Illinois, USA
Registered: May 2005

posted 08-24-2013 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know where this sign would have been located on the Cape? Photo was taken in February of 1969 and the caption suggests it was near the Cape Air Force Museum.

Another reminder of how the astronauts (ancient and current) are what made the Cape and Kennedy Space Center famous. We need to get back on "the trail" so to speak.


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From: Merritt Island, FL
Registered: Nov 2011

posted 08-25-2013 05:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceKSCBlog   Click Here to Email SpaceKSCBlog     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
J.L., would you e-mail me that photo in high-res at Let me look in the background to see if I can make an educated guess. Thanks.

Ken Havekotte

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From: Merritt Island, Florida, Brevard
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 08-25-2013 12:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken Havekotte   Click Here to Email Ken Havekotte     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
J.L., let me check on it to with museum and AF officials here, however, perhaps it may be just past the Cape air force station's Gate 1 on now-Phillips Parkway right before the road makes a left-hand turn before South Patrol Road. That would only be about a mile away from the Air Force Space Museum that is apparently indicated on the photo caption, correct?

The term "Astronaut Trail Road" is not new to me, however, I've always thought it included Phillips Parkway on base, SR-401, the northern part of A1A in Cape/Port Canaveral, and Cocoa Beach north of SR-520.

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