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Mission Statement

The Arizona Aerospace Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating unlimited horizons in aerospace education through the preservation and presentation of the history of flight. Volunteers are instrumental in all that we do. Whether you are a winter visitor or a permanent resident of Southern Arizona you are needed to help accomplish our goal.

Description

The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation Museums in the world, and the largest non-government funded aviation Museum in the U.S. The Museum maintains a collection of more than 300 aircraft and spacecraft, and more than 125,000 artifacts. Visitors walk among the giants of our aviation heritage, including military, commercial, and civil aviation. The Museum has five hangars, including the 390th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Memorial Museum.

At the Titan Missile Museum, visitors journey through time to stand on the front line of the Cold War. This preserved Titan II missile site, officially known as complex 571-7, is all that remains of the 54 Titan II missile sites that were on alert across the United States from 1963 to 1987.

Able to launch from its underground silo in just 58 seconds, the Titan II was capable of delivering a 9-megaton nuclear warhead to targets more than 6,300 miles (10,000 km) away in about 30 minutes. Nowhere else in the world can visitors get this close to an intercontinental ballistic missile in its operational environment. What was once one of America's most top secret places is now a National Historic Landmark, fulfilling its new mission of bringing Cold War history to life for millions of visitors from around the world.

The Titan Missile Museum showcases the dramatic vestiges of the Cold War between the U.S. and former Soviet Union and provides a vivid education about the history of nuclear conflict-a history of keeping the peace.

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http://www.pimaair.org

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