Office of Historic Preservation
Phone: (210) 215-9274
The Brooks Air Force Base (AFB) US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) 100-Area Historic District is a cohesive, geographically definable area containing 15 buildings associated with events of both local and national significance. Between 1959-70, the buildings were the site of scientific research on the potential effects of space travel on the human body. The research carried out here was an integral part of the US Man-in-Space effort, which culminated in the Apollo missions of the late 1960s. The 15 buildings of the Brooks ARB 100-Area Historic District serve as visible reminders of San Antonio's important contribution to aerospace medicine.