LT. THOMAS P. STAFFORD
The Stafford Air & Space Museum is named in honor of Weatherford native and legendary test pilot and astronaut, Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford. Stafford was born in 1930 and raised in Weatherford, OK. His mother came to Oklahoma in a covered wagon and lived to see her only child fly to the moon. Stafford was selected by NASA in the second group of astronauts in 1962. He would fly 4 historic space missions (Gemini 6, Gemini 9, Apollo 10, and Apollo-Soyuz), three of them as Mission Commander. For his efforts as Joint Commander of the U.S. and Soviet Apollo-Soyuz mission, Stafford received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Stafford is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and the Oklahoma Aviator of the Century Award.
We have launched the most exciting fundraising campaign in the museum’s history to kick off the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Stafford Air & Space Museum to expand the current facility.The museum’s mission is to preserve not only Tom Stafford’s legacy, and the legacy of those who participate in this campaign, but to educate and inspire future generations to dare themselves to be great. We invite you to join us in this endeavor and leave your legacy.
The museum is the perfect place to host any event! Our Apollo Conference Room is available every day of the week. Birthday parties, family reunions, receptions, corporate events… the museum can host them all! Plus, all your guests receive FREE admission to the museum!
The Apollo Conference Room will be under construction while we are expanding and will not be available to rent until Fall 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for your patience while we are expanding!
"World Class Museum"
"This was my second trip to Stafford Air & Space Museum. The collection of NASA items and exhibits is really amazing. You would expect some things from Gen. Stafford's missions, but there was so much more. If you live in Oklahoma or traveling through via I-40, you should plan a stop. They are in the process of expanding the museum, but no real impact on the current exhibits."
— TripAdvisor traveler,