Museum to celebrate aerospace legend’s 90th birthday

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The Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford will celebrate Oklahoma astronaut and aerospace legend Gen. Thomas P. Stafford’s 90th birthday Sept. 17 and 19.The museum will offer free admission Sept. 17 and Sept. 19. A special “member-only” event, “Stories at the Stafford,” is planned Thursday night. For more information, contact Teresa Schoonmaker at 580-772-5871 or at Teresa@cityofweatherford.com.On Saturday, the museum will host a public celebration. A large banner will be located in the lobby for visitors to sign and express their birthday wishes. The banner will be sent to him later. Food trucks will be on site for lunch. Beginning at noon, birthday cake will be served.
COVID-19 precautions will keep Stafford from being present, but at 1:30 p.m., a special live video interview will be conducted with Stafford from his home in Florida. The public will be invited to ask him questions about his life and career.A free commemorative poster will be made available to all museum visitors that day. The museum asks that all visitors who come to the museum adhere to current precautions, and it is recommended that masks be worn.Stafford will celebrate his 90th birthday Sept. 17. Stafford was the veteran of four …

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