Side view of biplane with multi-color, camouflaged wings, wood grain finish fuselage, and green and yellow details on tail and nose

Air and Space Photos

In a close-up photograph of Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis the names of excited mechanics, hoping to leave their mark on the aircraft that flew across the Atlantic, can be seen scratched across the aluminium cowling. A nose-on image of Chuck Yeager’s Bell X-1 reveals a bullet-shaped fuselage that helped the pilot go faster than the speed of sound.

A good photograph can tell a thousand stories. We plan to bring those stories to light with Air and Space Photo.

Our team of professional photographers are capturing high-resolution images of the Museum’s iconic large aircraft and spacecraft and making them available to the public. The project will yield new photography of our historic artifacts and capture rarely seen angles and close-ups, and in many cases interiors, providing new opportunities for storytelling, research, and appreciation. 

Air and Space Photo is made possible through the generous support of the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation, and will provide breathtaking images of the world’s most comprehensive collection of aviation and space objects.

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Stories

Inside the Cockpit of Amelia Earhart's Vega

See our newest story: Introduced in 1927, the Lockheed Vega was the first product of designer Jack Northrop and Allan Loughead's Lockheed Aircraft Company.

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Sponsor

Air and Space Photo is made possible through the generous support of the Ryna and Melvin Cohen Family Foundation, and will provide breathtaking images of the world’s most comprehensive collection of aviation and space objects.