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Museum Volunteers

Former Cape workers attend the 50th anniversary of Explorer I launch

Volunteer tour guides add unique insight to the museum visit. Many guides are retired military personnel, past and present space program employees, or amateur space historians, all eager to share their colorful personal experiences.

The Museum grounds encompass two adjoining launch complexes, Launch Complex 26, the launch place of America's first satellite, Explorer I on 31 January 1958, and Launch Complex 5/6, the launch place of America's first astronaut, Alan Shepard on 5 May 1961. Among other benefits, the volunteers enjoy invitations to special events at the Museum, such as the 50th anniversary celebration of the historic Explorer I launch which attracted some of the original launch crew.

The Air Force Space and Missile Museum is always seeking volunteers. Join us if you have an interest in preserving and sharing the history of the space and missile programs. To be a successful volunteer candidate, you should live within a reasonable driving distance of the museum. You must also meet security requirements to be issued a credential for entry onto Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

You will complete a training program before being assigned work at the Museum or the History Center. The work schedule is normally several days per month for several hours, but can be adjusted more or less based on your personal schedule. After training completion, you will educate visitors in the history of the space and missile programs developed over the years at Cape Canaveral. You may also choose to work in the Museum and History Center Gift Shops.

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Become a Volunteer

To apply, print an application Air Force Form 3569. Print the form, fill it out and mail to the address pre-printed along the top edge of the form. You can also email a scanned copy of the form to the Museum Director via our Feedback email. We will contact you after the initial screening process is complete. The application can be viewed with Adobe Reader.

Air Force Space and Missile Museum Volunteers Association