Sculpture: bronze with green patina; Base: granite
Administered by Couch Drive Redevelopment Authority Oklahoma City Oklahoma
Located Bicentennial Plaza Couch Drive Oklahoma City Oklahoma
1987. Copyrighted 1987
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Oklahoma survey, 1996.
Image on file.
(On plinth, right:) Leonard McMurry (copyright symbol) 1987/AGH 87 (On base, front:) LT. GENERAL THOMAS P. STAFFORD/ASTRONAUT AUTHOR/TEST PILOT FIGHTER PILOT (On base, right:) COMMANDER/APOLLO-SOYUZ/JULY 15-24, 1975/FIRST INTERNATIONAL/RENDEZVOUS/WITH SOVIET COSMONAUTS (On base, left:) COMMANDER/GEMINI IX/JUNE 3-6, 1966/FIRST SPACE WALK/AROUND THE WORLD./3 DIFFERENT RENDEZVOUS/CLOSEST/TOUCHDOWN OF/MERCURY, GEMINI/OR APOLLO PROGRAMS/PILOT/GEMINI VI/DEC. 15-16, 1965/FIRST RENDEVOUS IN/SPACE signed Founder's mark appears.
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Standing figure of Thomas P. Stafford wears a space flight suit and holds his helmet in his proper right hand at chest level. The base on which he stands lists his accomplishments and includes incised images of space walks, earth and moon orbits and rendezvous with Soviet space crafts.