Astronaut Friday: Tom Stafford

We’re joining up two of our features here and offering an Astronaut Friday post this week with our Astronaut Bio Cards from the Apollo 50th celebration. This week, we’re talking about Tom Stafford. He’s one of the Apollo 10 astronauts and also has a history with Space Center Houston. A mannequin of him is prominently displayed in Starship Gallery as part of the Apollo-Soyuz training module.

Stafford was integral to the successful Apollo-Soyuz mission, helping to thaw the Cold War tensions as NASA worked with its Soviet counterparts to dock two spacecraft while in orbit. Missions like this fostered the environment of impressive collaboration which led to the International Space Station.

That wasn’t Stafford’s only contribution to the space program, however. Read his bio card and learn a little about this Apollo hero.

Apollo 50th Astronaut Bio Card: Thomas Stafford

Sign up for our newsletter!

Recent Posts

Member Spotlight: Sharon Carter

Space Center Houston aspires to inspire the world through space exploration. Sharon Carter proves that inspiration can strike at any time. Carter first visited Space Center Houston during a company celebration held there in 2013. During her visit, she became enamored with the multitude of artifacts on display; one of these caught her attention more than the others.

Read More »

EXPLORE ALL BLOGS                                   

Translate »