JULES VERNE TAMPA SPOON
In 1865, the famous science fiction writer, Jules Verne, wrote "From
the Earth to the Moon"
In his book he identified Tampa Town, Florida as a launch site for a
rocket ship to the moon.
On July 16, 1969, The US government launched the fifth rocket in the
Apollo program (First manned moon vehicle) from Kennedy Space Center in
Merritt Island, Fl
is about the same latitude as Tampa Bay but across the Florida
This is quite a co-incidence. Out of all the places in the world, how
did Verne know that the launch would be in this location?
This sterling spoon features a rocket launch in the bowl with the words
The handle features a lunar module racing up the handle towards the
Other versions of this spoon are also available. Contact
me if you would like to sell
Featured in Verne's book are before and after pictures of Tampa Town
Tampa Town after the launch
Marker at Ballast Point Pier in Tampa honoring Verne
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