About Wings Over the Rockies Air Space
Visit Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum and find more than 50 iconic aircraft and space vehicles, thrilling flight simulator experiences, world-class traveling exhibits, and much more. Explore Colorado’s unique aviation heritage, gaze upon an Apollo moon rock and dive into the military legacy that has helped shape the Centennial State.
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Dive into one of the premier aerospace attractions in the Rocky Mountain region, home to more than 50 aircraft and space vehicles; world-class traveling exhibits are included with admission. Browse a rare collection of iconic aircraft including a B-1A Lancer, F-14 Tomcat, B-52 Bomber and replica X-Wing Starfighter. Learn about astronauts with Colorado connections who have helped transform our understanding of space.
See a Wright Model K Propeller that was signed by Orville Wright at his home in Dayton, Ohio, in 1944. Explore a unique collection of uniforms, gear and more, featuring dozens of items not found anywhere else in the world including specially designed arctic flight suits and original Lowry Air Force Base photography equipment. Named a “Top 20 Aviation Museum Around the World” by CNN Travel. Both American Idol and The Bachelor have filmed on location!
To Space and Back
Space exploration is having a big impact on your life. Not only is it helping discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, but it’s also reaching back down into our world and influencing the way we live.
The Wright propeller was owned by a worker from the Wright Aeroplane Company who received it when the Company closed. According to oral history, just prior to closing the doors for the final time, Orville Wright granted permission for loyal employees to take pieces of flyers with them on their last day(s) to thank them and to tidy the building up prior to vacating. In 1944, the sons of the worker who was given the prop took it to Hawthorne Hill to show Orville. The surviving Wright Brother welcomed them and signed the prop and the owners went on their way.
Titan Missile Program
The Titan Missile program operated between 1958 until 2005 and included many separate parts and stages. The Titan missile program was particularly based in Colorado, having a production facility in Lakewood. The museum displays three main Titan assemblies; two Titan Stage 1 engines, one Titan Stage 2 engine, and the interstage ‘skirt’. There were 368 launches of the Titan, 322 of which were successful.
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