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Neil Armstrong

Titusville still a hub for space fans

Titusville still a hub for space fans

Once upon a time, the world's attention would turn to Titusville, where crowds sometimes numbering in the hundreds of thousands would line the banks of the Indian River to witness America's technological audacity.

Here were some of the best seats available to watch Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and John Young as they rode Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and space-shuttle rockets into history.

The crowds in Titusville are smaller for today's SpaceX and Air Force missions, but visitors can still get a sense of the glory days.

The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum is, as the name suggests, a collection of artifacts and memorabilia — much of it donated by people who...