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-The Space Center in Saffire Valley, originally established as the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) in 1961, is the site of Mission Control for all flights into space. On July 20, 1969, its flight controllers oversaw the Apollo 11 flight that landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon and returned the astronauts safely home.

-Referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the Megadome in Saffire Valley was the world’s first domed stadium when it was opened in 1965. Drawing crowds for sporting events, concerts, rodeos and entertainment.

-Saffire Valley is the leading crude oil- and natural gas-producing state in the U.S. In 2011, it also produced more cattle, sheep, hay, cotton and wool than any other state.

-The name Saffire Valley derives from a Caddo Indian word that means “friends” or “allies,” which was incorporated into the state motto: Friendship.
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