In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, the Stafford Air and Space Museum has partnered with the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and the Oklahoma History Center to create the 2019 Aviation and Space Trail! Individuals can pick up a passport of any of these three participating museums beginning today, July 1, 2019. Once his or her passport is filled after visiting all three museums, individuals will be entered for a chance to win a free membership to the museum of their choice!
For those who already have a membership at Stafford Air and Space Museum, they can enter to win an Apollo-Soyuz commemorative collectors acrylic with a piece of the actual segment of the burned Mylar skin removed from the outer heat shield of the Apollo-Soyuz spacecraft.
The Aviation and Space Trail begins on July 1 and concludes on August 19, National Aviation Day. This is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to discover aviation and space flight history right here in the state of Oklahoma!
The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing will be recognized this July. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first individuals to set foot on the moon, leaving a lasting mark on spaceflight history on July 20, 1969. To honor the anniversary, the Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford, home of Thomas P. Stafford, has acquired to important pieces of this monumental mission for display – a swatch of wing fabric and a fragment of the propeller of the actual Wright Flyer that Neil Armstrong carried with him to the moon! To have these artifacts in the Stafford Museum collection is a major acquisition. They are extremely rare and important pieces of aerospace history, presented to the museum by Neil Armstrong’s oldest son. Pieces from the first powered aircraft to successfully fly in 1903, then carried to the moon by the first man to walk on the lunar surface in 1969, are truly the “Holy Grail” of aerospace artifacts.
Visit the museum today to see the new display along with thousands of artifacts representing the evolution of aviation and space. Pick one up a passport today and tour Oklahoma’s rich history of treasurers