Aerobatic Champions featured Betty Skelton's Pitts S-1C Little Stinker and Leo Loudenslager's Laser 200, both flown in world championship aerobatic competition. Both aircraft are on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
This exhibition featured 32 vintage European aviation posters. Created primarily to entice spectators to air meets, these rarely found posters document the marketing of early flight from its infancy (1880s) to the beginning of World War I (1915).
Drawn from the collection of the Allen Airways Flying Museum in El Cajon, Calif., "Looping the Loop" also was supported by the scholarship and expertise of aviation historian Henry Serrano Villard (1900-1996).
This exhibition featured artifacts from the development of the Star Wars movie trilogy. View the gallery space through the online virtual exhibit and hear audio clips from the interactive audio tour narrated by James Earl Jones.
The ability to see Earth from space has forever changed our view of the planet. We are now able to look at the Earth as a whole, and observe how its atmosphere, oceans, landmasses, and life interact as global systems. Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. Monitoring the Earth in near real time allows us to get an up-to-date picture of conditions on our planet.
Earth Today presents near real time data of the Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere and biosphere.
Five hundred years ago, Christopher Columbus sailed west across the Atlantic, using the stars to guide him. Today, modern explorers are charting a course that may eventually take humanity out among the stars themselves. How and why have we come from seafaring to spacefaring? What challenges and choices do we face now?
The Where Next, Columbus? exhibition asked visitors to consider the motives and methods of exploration, as well as the options and possibilities for future space exploration.
This exhibition contrasts the popular perceptions of World War I aviation with the war's harsh reality. The gallery also reviews the enduring legacy of strategic bombing, which was first introduced during World War I. Planes include SPAD XIII and Albatros D.Va.
This gallery depicted the computer revolution in aviation and space. Seven exhibit areas, including many "hands-on" interactive computers, illustrated the primary applications of the computer in aerospace: Design, Aerodynamics, Computer-Aided Manufacture, Flight Testing, Air Operations, Flight Simulators and Space Operations.