- Associated Press - Saturday, January 31, 2015

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Titusville-based U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum is using a $100,000 donation to help launch a new science education program.

Florida Today (https://on.flatoday.com/1zk1iZJ ) reports that Benefactor Joseph Williams worked as a contractor on early manned space programs and hopes his donation will raise the museum’s profile and further its education goals. Williams, who owned Titusville-area bars and restaurants after his space-industry career, has also offered to match up to $100,000 in additional donations.

Museum President Charlie Mars said Williams’ generosity will benefit children throughout the area by allowing the museum to expand its education programs.

The museum is run by the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation, which the city of Titusville created in 1992.

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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), https://www.floridatoday.com

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