Memorial planned for space exploration workers in Alabama


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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A $1.5 million memorial is being planned to honor more than 20,000 people who have worked with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in north Alabama, assisting in U.S. space exploration.

The Madison County Commission recently gave $50,000 toward the project. It is being organized by the NASA/Marshall Retirees Association and would recognize both government workers and contractors.

The memorial would be located at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, which serves as a visitor center for Marshall. Located at Redstone Arsenal, the NASA center was home to some of the earliest efforts to develop U.S. rockets. It played a key role in the Apollo lunar program.

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12/19/2021 11:08:22 AM (GMT -6:00)

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