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INFORMING AND EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON THE

H I S T O R Y

AND HERITAGE OF PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE
The Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum is Colorado’s oldest aviation museum. We preserve and portray the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and Peterson Space Force Base.
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Welcome to the Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum, Colorado’s oldest aviation museum! We preserve and portray the rich aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and Peterson Space Force Base. From our barnstormer beginnings in the Roaring Twenties, through the daring exploits of our World War II pilots and into the modern space era, our exhibits are sure to capture your attention.

Awarded Certificate of Excellence 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

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This website is sponsored by the Peterson Air & Space Museum Foundation, which is a non-federal entity.

Neither the United States Air Force nor the Department of Defense express or imply endorsement of the Peterson Air & Space Museum Foundation.


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Welcome to the Award Winning Peterson Air and Space Museum, Colorado’s oldest Aviation Museum.

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Our Photo Gallery contains images of our exhibits and some of the events over the years.

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I would like to personally thank you and your staff for arranging a tour of the Peterson Air and Space Museum for the senior leadership of the Marine Corps Judge Advocate community. We were impressed with both your facilities and the tours that we received. Thank you again for your efforts. They truly enhanced our conference.

Brig Gen James Walker

U.S. Marine Corps

Our family is very into the annual roadtrips. This time we’ve dedicated a whole summer to driving all the way from New York to the West Coast, visiting numerous different museums along the way, including this one.”

Lt Gen Frank Klotz (ret)

Ass’t Vice Chief of Staff, USAF

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150 E. Ent Avenue Peterson SFB CO 80914-1303 staff@petemuseum.org


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One of 12 Department of the Air Force field museums

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THROWBACK THURSDAY!Army Air Forces mechanics performing maintenance on an F-5 "Photo Lightning" aircraft at Peterson Army Air Base, circa 1943. The F-5 was the photographic reconnaissance version of the P-38G "Lightning" fighter aircraft. An earlier version, called the F-4, was based on the P-38E airframe. ... See MoreSee Less

THROWBACK THURSDAY!

On this day in U.S Air Force History;1959: Northrop’s YT-38 Talon prototype, a replacement for the T-33 training jet, flew its first flight at Edwards AFB. Note the single seat cockpit and extended pitot tube used in testing. (Prototype Northrop YT-38-5-NO Talon 58-1191 at Edwards AFB, 10 April 1959. USAF Photo) ... See MoreSee Less

On this day in U.S Air Force History;

Space is the Place Tuesday!Though the Space Force’s fifth birthday isn’t until December 20, 2024, in January, we entered our fifth year. We are kicking off the festivities early – and celebrating for the rest of the year that lead up to our fifth anniversary. As we approach this birthday, we remain dedicated as ever to proudly secure our nation’s interests in, from, and to space. #USSF5 #SemperSupra ... See MoreSee Less

Space is the Place Tuesday!

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The "American Pyramid" is on my bucket list of places to see

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