Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Mercury Seven Astronauts


I was going to post about this tomorrow, Sunday, but I have ended up with so many pictures about this subject that I'm making this a two-day post.

As a little boy, I was totally caught up in the whole space race thing. I remember sitting in my Dad's lap to watch Neil Armstrong step onto the moon.

I was born in 1962 and was too small to really know about or appreciate the Mercury astronaut era and the men involved.

Up in Titusville, Florida, near the causeway where I took the photos of the rainy evening and the choppy water that I showed on Wednesday, is a public park where there is a monument to the men of the Mercury program.

Here's a few pictures with hand prints and info about each of the original seven US astronauts.









More photos of this park tomorrow. It's a really pretty place despite the rather overcast evening that appeared when I was there.

3 comments:

Hammer said...

I had no idea there was a memorial park. Those guys deserve it.

Qtpies7 said...

I didn't know there was a park for them, either. Great pics. I love the symbol for them.

Travis said...

That's very cool.