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Sands Space History Center

Learn about the development of U.S. missile technology and space exploration

Located just outside the south gate of Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, immediately behind the SpaceX launch and control center building, this museum offers visitors an overview of the history of the U.S. Space Program presented through artifacts, models, and contemporary video coverage of historic space flights. Named after Major General Harry J. ‘Bud’ Sands, Jr. who originally proposed the creation of a museum at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, it is accessible to visitors without prior reservation. Tours of the associated Air Force Space and Missile Museum at Launch Complex 26, within the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, which displays launch structures, missiles, and other space equipment, must be arranged in advance.


Sam Beddingfield on his early career and the beginning of NASA activity on the Cape Excerpts from an oral history interview conducted by Nancy Yasecko for the Brevard County Historical Commission on January 15, 1994 Source:


100 Spaceport Way, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 | Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm; Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm; Closed on Monday. (Tours at the Launch Complex 26 Museum require prior reservations). Admission: Free Amenities: Parking, gift shop, restrooms Phone: (321) 853-9171


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