The primary mission is to collect, restore, and exhibit items of historical significance which relate to the development and heritage of U.S. Space Force space launch activities. This unique museum highlights the Space Force as a major participant in America’s space program and emphasizes activities at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station beginning in early 1950 and continuing today.
Tours and gift shop operations are provided by a group of dedicated volunteers. The Museum Foundation provides funding for exhibit maintenance and museum operations. This is a private organization. It is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.
Management for the entire museum operation is the responsibility of the Museum Director, a civilian employee of the 45th Space Wing.Schedule a Tour Gift Shop
SUPPORT THE MUSEUM
Your donations support the ongoing programs, refurbishment of displays, and general support for maintaining the history of Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, the US Space Program, and the preservation of our rocket and missile artifacts and exhibits.Donate Today Solicitation Disclosure
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
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.About Our Volunteers
Purchase a virtual plaque to honor you, a family member, friend or organization while helping the Foundation support the Air Force Space & Missile Museum and Sands Space History Center preserve our unique history for current and future generations.Honor a Loved One