Florida's Newest Space Museum Now Open Near Cape Canaveral | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

AMA Drone Report

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday

Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI

Airborne On ANN

AMA 09.21.17

Airborne 09.25.17

Airborne 09.26.17

Airborne 09.20.17

Airborne 09.21.17

Airborne 09.22.17

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17

Airborne-YouTube

AMA 09.21.17

Airborne 09.25.17

Airborne 09.26.17

Airborne 09.20.17

Airborne 09.21.17

Airborne 09.22.17

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17

NEW!!! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview -- YouTube Presentation / Vimeo Presentation

Tue, Aug 17, 2010

Florida's Newest Space Museum Now Open Near Cape Canaveral

The U.S. Air Force Space And Missile History Center Is Open To Walk-In Visitors

The most recent addition to the central Florida coast's spaceflight heritage opened to the public late last week at just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Located in what was the auditorium of the former Space Florida building adjacent to Gate 1 at the base is the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile History Center. The museum's just-launched website says the museum is "dedicated to assisting the Air Force's 45th Space Wing in preserving the history and telling the story of launch operations from Cape Canaveral."

The museum's board of directors says the new facility is intended to serve a broader audience than the museum it operates at Launch Complex 26, which was the launch pad for the United State's first orbiting satellite "Explorer 1". That museum is on the secure side of the Air Force Base gate, and is accessible only by KSC bus tour or through a monthly tour offered by the Air Force which requires reservations. "It's a foothold outside the gate," Jim Banke, secretary of the museum board told Florida Today. "It's a way to tell the story of the cape.

This new museum is open to the public with no admission charge Tuesday through Sunday. The main exhibit of the museum takes visitors through the history of each launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, which was originally the nation's Joint Long Range Proving Ground when it was opened in 1949. "It has the potential to be a major tourist attraction," Banke said.

FMI: www.capemuseum.org, www.afspacemuseum.org

Advertisement

More News

FAA Continuing Resolution Defeated In Late Monday Vote

245-171 Vote Fails To Attain 2/3rd's Majority Needed For Extension In a Monday vote to authorize a six-month extension of funding for the FAA, something strange happened... With a >[...]

RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL Require New Digs It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off s>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17: FAA OKs FL Drone Ops, ICAO Registry?, No Pot Drones

Also: FAA Reauthorization, Medical Drone Transport, USMC Quadcopters, Canister Launched UAS, Atlas Dynamics Airborne, primarily based in Jacksonville, FL is starting to recover fro>[...]

AMA Drone Report 09.21.17: AMA Expo West, Parrot Mambo, No Drone Pot Delivery

Also: Drone Injury Study, Cook County-IL, Northeastern Drone Society, Propel Star Wars Drones, GA UAS Integration One of the pinnacle model aviation events of the year is coming up>[...]

Airborne 09.25.17: PAL-V 'Flying Car', Tecnam P2012, G650 TC Anniversary

Also: Virgin Atlantic, SpaceX Video, Wipaire, Women And Drones, Boeing 787, Ameri-King, BelugaXL A PAL-V vice president plans to fly around the world in his personal "flying car", >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC