The Museum's theme for the month of March 2021 is High Speed Flight.
Join us if you have the need, the need for speed. Learn about barrier-breaking history makers and the future of going fast.
The XS-1, later designated X-l, reached Mach 1.06, 700 mph, at an altitude of 43,000 feet, over the Mojave Desert near Muroc Dry Lake, California. The flight demonstrated that aircraft could be designed to fly faster than sound, and the concept of a ‘sound barrier" crumbled into myth.Learn More
The Blackbird's performance and operational achievements placed it at the pinnacle of aviation technology developments during the Cold War.Learn More