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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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VISITOR INFORMATION
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

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.


Museum Tour & Aerial Photos

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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What Our

Visitors Are Saying

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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We are proud to celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We honor the achievements, history, & culture of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders & the many contributions they have made. #SemperSupra ... See MoreSee Less

THROWBACK THURSDAY! On May 7th, 1956, Texas Tower 2 (the first to become operational) began limited air surveillance operations with an FPS-3A search radar and two FPS-6 height finder radars.

The Texas Towers were a set of three radar facilities off the eastern seaboard of the United States which were used for surveillance by the United States Air Force during the Cold War. Modeled on the offshore oil drilling platforms first employed off the Texas coast, they were in operation from 1958 to 1963. After the collapse of one of the towers in 1961, the remaining towers were closed due to changes in threat perception and out of a concern for the safety of the crews.

The museum has a 1/80 scale model of Texas Tower 2 on display in our exhibit hangar. This very detailed model was built by retired Air Force TSgt Fred Aschert over a period of seven years. TSgt Aschert served aboard Texas Tower 2 in 1960.
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THROWBACK THURSDAY!  On May 7th, 1956, Texas Tower 2 (the first to become operational) began limited air surveillance operations with an FPS-3A search radar and two FPS-6 height finder radars.

The Texas Towers were a set of three radar facilities off the eastern seaboard of the United States which were used for surveillance by the United States Air Force during the Cold War. Modeled on the offshore oil drilling platforms first employed off the Texas coast, they were in operation from 1958 to 1963. After the collapse of one of the towers in 1961, the remaining towers were closed due to changes in threat perception and out of a concern for the safety of the crews.

The museum has a 1/80 scale model of Texas Tower 2 on display in our exhibit hangar.  This very detailed model was built by retired Air Force TSgt Fred Aschert over a period of seven years.  TSgt Aschert served aboard Texas Tower 2 in 1960.Image attachment

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We chose to share this post from five years ago because we liked it so much! A Death Star would probably be a pretty big blip on the screen…

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Nous avons choisi de partager ce post d'il y a cinq ans parce que nous l’aimons! Un Death Star serait probablement un gros blip à l'écran…
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