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The Strategic Air & Space Museum is always pleased to accommodate interviews and media inquiries. Please contact the following:

Angela Roeber Director of Marketing & Public Relations
aroeber@strategicairandspace.com 402-944-3100

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About  Strategic Air & Space Museum

The Strategic Air & Space Museum utilizes over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space to educate, inspire, and entertain its guests. Organized in 1959, the original mission of the museum was to commemorate the contributions of the Strategic Air Command, which until 1992 was headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base. The museum moved to its current location in 1998 upon completion of a new indoor facility. The museum houses an impressive collection of military aircraft and other artifacts, many of which have been restored in the museum’s on-site restoration facility. As part of its commitment to education, the museum has recently established a partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of STEM Education to provide cutting-edge educational opportunities for students, teachers, families, and adult learners. Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and a variety of special events provide additional unique experiences for the museum’s members and visitors.

Facts At A Glance

Organized in: 1959

Located: Ashland, NE

Mission: Ignite the thrill of innovation and discovery

Website Address: www.sasmuseum.com

Contact Information

Strategic Air & Space Museum

28210 West Park Hwy, Ashland, NE  68003

Phone: 402-944-3100 Fax: 402-944-3160

PRESS RELEASES
The Dream Rocket Project

Ashland, Neb. (April 1, 2014) – The Strategic Air & Space Museum is dreaming big, big enough to display The Dream Rocket Project comprised of 100 artworks created by 647 students located at 17 schools (37 classrooms).  Submissions represent participants residing in five states such as: Nebraska, Texas, Arizona, Virginia, and Kansas. “Th[Read More]

LINCOLN, Neb. (March 5, 2014)—The Nebraska Tourism Commission presents the 80 featured stops in the 2014 Nebraska Passport Program. New to the program this year are special-interest tours featuring top Nebraska quilting destinations, patriotic and military sites and a tour that will help visitors learn about the history of transportation. The [Read More]

The Largest Robotics Competition in the State and Region

Ashland, Neb. – On Saturday, February 22, 2014, The Strategic Air & Space Museum will host the Fifth Annual Nebraska Robotics Expo.  Over 1,000 K-12 Nebraska students, team leaders and math and science teachers will gather for this premier robotics event that brings together two robotics competitions under one roof, the CEENBoT Robotics Show[Read More]

The Strategic Air & Space Museum appoints new Executive Director

Gary Gates, chairman of the Strategic Air & Space Museum’s board of governors, has announced that Dr. Michael L. McGinnis has been named Executive Director for Strategic Air & Space Museum. “Mike McGinnis is a proven leader with broad academic experience,” said Gates.  “He has guided several organizations through significant tra[Read More]

Strategic Air & Space Museum announced Monday the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and 1,800 museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013. Le[Read More]

ASHLAND, NEB. (August 13, 2012) - The Strategic Air & Space Museum inspired over 3,000 elementary and high school students in a total of 12 week-long camps this summer.  The subjects ranged from creating, building and programming robots to squishy, slimy, smelly science activities to high altitude ballooning launches that take student payloads[Read More]

The Strategic Air and Space Museum may just have kick started the careers of the next generation of NASA scientists. The kids, along with their parents and grandparents, made rockets and then launched them on Saturday. They then could make improvements and try again. The kids learned some engineering, physics and how to overcome a setback. "The [Read More]

We are seeking students to assist in designing full color art work for the Strategic Air & Space Museum's 2012 holiday greeting cards to be published in December. The winning art works will grace the cover of the holiday cards that are sent out by the museum. Each student in Preschool through 12th grade is invited to enter the contest by creati[Read More]

Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 12, 2012 -- 4-H’ers, science teachers and students across Nebraska and some 85,000 fans in Memorial Stadium will participate in a large experiment on Sept. 15 with high-altitude balloons. And astronaut and Ashland native Clayton Anderson will be here to lend a hand. Two launches will take place with K-12 and college studen[Read More]

ASHLAND, NEB. (September 3, 2012) - The Strategic Air & Space Museum pays tribute to all the innocent victims of 9/11 with a special memorial display of 2,977 American flags, creating a Field of Remembrance. Each flag represents and honors an individual who perished during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This is the second year [Read More]

ASHLAND, NEB. (August 9, 2012)--The Strategic Air & Space Museum is proud to unveil one of the world’s last surviving Boeing B-29 Super Fortresses on Saturday, September 22, in commemoration of its first flight 70 years ago on September 21, 1942. The meticulous restoration of this incredible aircraft began in February of 2006. The Strategic A[Read More]