Museum of Aerospace Medicine

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Hangar 9
Museum of Aerospace Medicine is located in Texas
Museum of Aerospace Medicine
Location Brooks Air Force Base Inner Circle Rd., San Antonio, Texas
Coordinates 29°20′37″N 98°26′37″W / 29.34361°N 98.44361°W / 29.34361; -98.44361Coordinates: 29°20′37″N 98°26′37″W / 29.34361°N 98.44361°W / 29.34361; -98.44361
Area less than one acre
Built 1918 (1918)
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 70000895[1]
Added to NRHP May 21, 1970

The Edward H. White II Museum of Aerospace Medicine was a museum of the United States Air Force and was located in Hangar 9 at Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.[2] Brooks Air Force Base closed in 2011 under Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) procedures, and the museum closed at the same time.[3]

Brooks Field Hangar 9 is located in the Brooks City-Base mixed-use community being developed on the site of the former air base. The development authority has proposed to preserve the historic area around the property.[4]

History[edit]

The Bexar County Historical Survey Committee assumed sponsorship of the restoration of Brooks Field Hangar 9 of the old Army Air Corps Brooks Field. The restoration of the Hangar would be used to house an aviation museum. This museum was intended to display the early history of Brooks Field and to preserve and display an extensive collection of photographs and equipment related to aviation and aerospace medicine.[5] It became the Edward H. White II Museum of Aerospace Medicine.[2]

The museum was named after San Antonio native Edward Higgins White, an astronaut and the first American to "walk" in space.[6]

Historic registration[edit]

The Brooks Field Hangar 9 was accepted and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1976. The State of Texas has designated this old Hangar 9 as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, and a City of San Antonio Historic Landmark.[2]

Other Air Force museums[edit]

See: National Museum of the United States Air Force and National Museum of the USAF #Other Air Force museums

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c USAF Museum of Aerospace Medicine - Hangar 9 Military site.
  3. ^ "Hangar 9, Brooks Air Force Base". National Park Service. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hangar 9 Historic Area". Brooks City Base. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Natl Park Service: USAF Museum of Aerospace Medicine
  6. ^ "Fast Facts". Estate of Edward H. White II. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 

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