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Curator Jeremy Kinney explores the contribution of Royal Air Force leader Desmond Cooke to the improvement of Supermarine Spitfires prior to the Battle of Britain.
AirSpace Season 3|Ep.1Back in the USSR
Welcome to Season 3! Today we’re talking about secret space shuttles--seriously!
Historian Thomas Paone explores the important role played by K-ships in hunting German U-Boats during World War II.
Curator Laurence Burke looks back on the extensive career of Navy pilot Edward L. “Whitey” Feightner
We invite you to Launch a Conversation with your friends and family about launches in American history and what was going on during those times.
During World War II, airlines worked closely with the military to further the war effort by transporting people and materiel. Bob van der Linden, curator of air transportation, discusses Air Transport Command.
Curator Michael Neufeld discusses how Nazi Germany's high-tech weapons were assembled in part by forced and slave labor from the various Nazi camp systems.
Curator Russell Lee shares the story of aircraft designer Neal V. Loving.
Carolyn Russo, curator of the Museum's art collection, reflects of the work of Alma W. Thomas.
AirSpace Movie ClubSully
Today we’re talking about Sully, the movie based on the real-life emergency water landing of US Airways flight 1549 which ditched in the Hudson River in January 2009.
In 1945, the Tuskegee Airmen of the 477th Bombardment Group protested discrimination at Freeman Field through pre-planned displays of resistance against the segregated officers' clubs.
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