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May 13, 2003 — A Bonne Terre, Missouri man plans to open up a space museum this summer.

Earl Mullins will be opening up a space museum next door to Heritage Hall in Bonne Terre. He hopes to open the museum July 19, the day before the 34th anniversary of the lunar landing.

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Museum is giant leap for Missouri man

By Tresea Ressel, The Daily Journal

 
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June 25, 2006 — Bonne Terre leads the way to space exploration.

Earl Mullins holds ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the Space Museum. Gus Grissom's brother, Lowell, attended.

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Bonne Terre leads the way

By Chris Cline, The Daily Journal 

 
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June 24, 2007 — NASA astronaut tells how space is.

The Stahlman family poses with former astronaut, Col. William Pogue Saturday in Bonne Terre.

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NASA astronaut tells how space is

By Paula Barr, Daily Journal

 
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July 9,2008 — Years in the making, his space museum in Bonne Terre has taken flight.

Stepping from the quiet streets of Bonne Terre into Earl Mullins' space museum is like bringing one's eye to a telescope and being struck dizzy with stars. A rocket engine, two feet of sleek metal tubes and chambers, sits on a pedestal near the front door. It's the real deal, an LR-64 that delivers 1,000 pounds of thrust.

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Earl Mullins has liftoff

By Kathleen McLaughlin, The RFT

 
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July 13, 2008 — Astronauts descend on Bonne Terre.

Gus’ brother, and Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, were at the Show Me Space festival.

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Grissom, Mitchell take part in Show Me Space festival

By Tresea Ressel, The Daily Journal

 
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Apr 28, 2009 — Bonne Terre: To space and beyond.

Small Missouri town houses unexpected museum

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Bonne Terre: To space and beyond

By Chris Campbell, STL Today

 

July 14, 2009 — Heartland Launch

 
 
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July 14, 2009 — Heartland Launch.

The launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour in Florida was scrubbed Monday, but some folks in Bonne Terre are planning a rocket launch of their own.

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Bonne Terre residents plan rocket launch

By CJ Cassidy, KFVS 12

 
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July 20, 2009 — Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six. Five. Four. Three. Two. One. Ignition.

Onlookers watched Sunday morning as the General Aviation Space Group launched a rocket 3,319 feet into the sky from the Bonne Terre sand drags.

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Bonne Terre, we have ignition

By Teresa Ressel, The Daily Journal


 
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September 17, 2012 — Crowd gathers to see uncrating of shuttle engine

The Space Museum in Bonne Terre was among the lucky few chosen to display working parts from one of the decommissioned shuttles.

Charlie Walker, a former McDonnell Douglas astronaut, was the special speaker Saturday morning at an uncrating celebration of more than $16 million in space shuttle main engine components.

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“I was born in Bedford, Ind., just 12 miles from the Gus Grissom family,” Walker said. “He was a hometown hero to everyone of us who lived there.”

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“Gus” Grissom was one of NASA’s seven original Mercury astronauts and the second American to fly in space. Grissom’s brother, Lowell, was also present at Saturday’s event.

Lowell Grissom told the crowd he wants to see a renewed emphasis on space exploration by the United States.

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Crowd gathers to see uncrating of shuttle engine

By Kevin R. Jenkins, Daily Journal Staff

 
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February 3, 2016 — The Mercury 6

Project Mercury engineers reflect on those early steps toward the moon.

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The Mercury 6

By Rich Rau, Boeing

 

October 16, 2018 — Retired McDonnell Aircraft Engineers Make a Difference

 
 
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January 2019 — Space Museum

Houston, we have a solution.

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Houston, we have a solution

By T. Smugala, 573 Magazine