President & CEO
Center for Space Education
Mail Code AMF
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation honors the past and inspires the future. Our astronauts are national treasures. Each year at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, AMF recognizes their sacrifice on a Day of Remembrance at the Space Mirror Memorial, a 42-foot high by 50-foot wide polished granite monument that glows with the astronauts’ names.
In addition to paying tribute to our fallen astronauts, AMF also inspires future generations of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians through its Center for Space Education, where students, teachers and mentors experience building rockets, robotic competitions and other hands-on learning activities. They also see and experience America’s space program first hand. When children see how to apply what they’re learning to something as exciting as space exploration, their minds get fired up and their future gets brighter.
As the birthplace of American human spaceflight, Kennedy Space Center is a major central Florida tourist destination. Its stellar history begins with space pioneers circling the Earth in capsules smaller than a VW Bug to launches of monumental space shuttle expeditions. Astronauts have floated in open space, delivered satellites, conducted laboratory experiments, repaired space telescopes and built a space station. The Space Mirror Memorial is located on the grounds of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.