From reconnaissance balloons during the Civil War to the Wright Military Flyer and the F-14 Tomcat—our ability to take to the air has fundamentally changed the military.
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Test Pilots: Faster, Higher, Farther
Available starting October 6, 2022
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Pilot Pals Story Time: The First Around the World Flight
Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2
Aircraft, Aviation, Military aviation, Records and Firsts
In this episode of our Pilot Pals story time series; we share the story of the Douglas World Cruisers and the first around the world flight
Middle School Minute: Thunderbirds Pilot Michelle Curran
Aviation, Military aviation, People, Science, Women
Find out what United States Air Force Thunderbirds pilot Captain Michelle Curran was like in middle school in this edition of the Middle School Minute!
STEM in 30: WWII and Tuskegee Airmen
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 6
African American or Black people, Military aviation, World War II
In this episode of STEM in 30; we explore the role African Americans played during World War II and the transformation of aviation.
Smithsonian Science Starter: Pulling Gs with the United States Air Force Thunderbird (Michelle Curran)
Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Aviation, Military aviation, Science
Find out and learn about G–forces from an United States Air Force Thunderbird.
Women in Aviation and Aerospace Breakout Room
Women, Aircraft, Aviation, People, Space, Military aviation
Crack the codes in this virtual breakout room while exploring the Steven F. Udvar- Hazy Center!
Louis R. Purnell in Uniform
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Aviation, Military aviation, War and Conflict, World War II
An image of Louis R. Purnell; a Tuskegee Airman and curator of Astronautics at the National Air and Space Museum; wearing his United States Army Air Force Uniform.
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