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 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, and the Oklahoma Aviator of the Century Award.
Want to know the latest that is happening here at the museum? Read about how General Stafford wrestled with alligators, the recap of the Wings Over Weatherford event, Stafford’s picture makes international headlines from outer space, and so much more! Click here to read more: October 2018 Newsletter
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!