Peterson Air and Space Museum

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Peterson Air and Space Museum
Peterson Air and Space Museum.jpg
Established 1982
Location Peterson Air Force Base
150 E. Ent Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Coordinates 38°49′23″N 104°42′11″W / 38.823°N 104.703°W / 38.823; -104.703Coordinates: 38°49′23″N 104°42′11″W / 38.823°N 104.703°W / 38.823; -104.703
Type Aerospace museum
The PASM Air Park during the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) August 2015
P-40 Replica outside the entrance to the museum

Peterson Air and Space Museum is located inside Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Admission to the museum is free, but access is controlled due to security concerns. The Museum has various aircraft, mainly focusing on the Cold War roles of USAF Air Defense Command (ADC), and Aerospace Defense Command (ADCOM)., and currently, Air Force Space Command (AFSpC). [1]


The main entrance of the museum is through the original terminal building for the Colorado Springs Airport, built in 1941 for the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. This building houses a small number of exhibits mainly focusing on the base's World War II history as a training ground for the 14th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron, including a tribute to 1st Lt. Edward J. Peterson, for whom the base was named after a fatal crash. The building also houses an introductory screening room and museum store.

The rear exit of the building leads to the Air Park, where the majority of the museum's aircraft are on display. Of these, the EC-121 Warning Star is the only one open for tours. There are two hangars also in the courtyard that have been converted into museum buildings. One was formerly used by the Broadmoor hotel for aircraft storage and transportation of clientele, and is now used as an archival and administrative building for museum personnel; this building is not open to the public, but a proposal has been put forward to convert it into more exhibit space. [2] The other was used for public transportation by the original municipal airport and currently houses the majority of exhibits on the museum grounds. These exhibits include:

The PASM Air Park area by the City Hangar during the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) August 2015

Aircraft on display[edit]

Soon to be added to the aircraft on display in the air park is a CF-188 Hornet (more commonly known as CF-18) aircraft

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