“promoting the adventurous spirit of flight and space travel”
The center boasts one of the few actual Titan II launch vehicles on display. The huge rocket body crosses the back of a display gallery from one side of the building to the other. Numerous items acquired from the Smithsonian and on display include: a Gemini flight suit, space food, survival items flown to the Moon on Apollo 11, and the actual flight pressure suit Stafford wore on Apollo 10, the first flight of the lunar module to the moon. One display includes the hatch through which U.S. astronauts and Russian cosmonauts docked and greeted each other in space. Stafford is pictured reaching through the hatch shaking hands with a Russian cosmonaut. The actual uniforms that the two astronauts were wearing at the time are also on display. Other exhibits include retired aircraft, such as a Russian MiG21R and an F16. Full-size replicas displayed include the Wright Flyer, Spirit of St. Louis, Apollo Command Module, and Gemini spacecraft. The museum also features the Rose & Tom Luczo Educational Center, two flight simulation computer labs and the SpacePlane Theatre.
Great museum! My family really enjoyed it. I definitely recommend it!
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Stafford Air & Space Museum
- Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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