Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Stafford Air & Space Museum - Weatherford, OK

The Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford, Oklahoma is a great place to visit!
I took this photo on Historic Route 66 which is the entrance to the Stafford Museum.
The Stafford Air & Space Museum is named in honor of Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, a native of Weatherford. Graduating from the US Naval Academy, General Stafford is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. A veteran of four space flights, he piloted Gemini VI, and commanded Gemini IX, Apollo 10, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project Mission.
The center boasts one of the few actual Titan II rocket launch vehicles on display. Numerous items acquired from the Smithsonian include: a Gemini flight suit, space food, survival items flown to the moon on Apollo 11 and the actual flight pressure suit General Stafford wore on Apollo 10, which was the first flight of the lunar module to the moon.
Other displays at the Stafford Air & Space Museum in Weatherford include flown aircraft, including 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.

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