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In the early 20th century, airships were seen as the ideal air transportation for carrying freight and most notably, passengers, around the world. Garland Fulton was an early advocate of lighter-than-air vehicles (LTA) for the United States Navy. During his life he studied and collected articles on airships.
Curtiss aircraft sales representative and flight instructor Lawrence Leon won hearts, minds, and aircraft orders in interwar Argentina through the power of his personality and excellence as a pilot.
Before Patrick Leonini was a museum specialist for the National Air and Space Museum in the Photography department, he spent 24 years in the United States Air Force. He reflects on his career experiences in the military as an airfield manager, working in and around aircraft, crews, and ground support personnel.
It's a very special day, parade day of course! The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a holiday staple for almost 100 years, and the balloons have been a part of it for nearly as long.
Frank Borman was one of the great explorers of the 20th century. As commander of Apollo 8, he was one of the first three humans to leave low Earth orbit, travel into deep space, and orbit the Moon. Yet exploring space was not his dream. An Air Force officer, patriot, and ardent Cold Warrior, he wanted to beat the Soviet Union in the Moon race and played a central role in making that happen.
Space is dangerous. And as long as we've been sending people into space, we've also been thinking about what we can do to make sure they're prepared for it, and make sure they will come home again.
In February 2019, the National Air and Space Museum launched the Military Women Aviators Oral History Initiative (MWAOHI) to record histories of some of the groundbreaking women who led incremental change in the military that resulted in women becoming fully vested (combat) military pilots.
This October marks the 61st anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Explore the history with us.
When the Boeing 747 first came out, it revolutionized the already revolutionary Jet Age. We're looking back on the more than 50 year history of the original Jumbo Jet.
In the upcoming new World War I in the Air gallery, two artifacts, wooden propellers manufactured for the American aviation production program will be on display. The propellers were treated by the Museum's Conservation team in preparation for the exhibition.