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The Museum of Flight Remembers Fallen Astronauts

The Museum of Flight Remembers Fallen Astronauts

From Jan. 27-Feb. 5 the Museum pays tribute to the astronauts who were lost in the quest to explore outer space. The astronauts of Apollo 1, and of shuttle missions STS-51-L Challenger and STS-107 Columbia are remembered in special exhibits and videos each day. On Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. there will be a program about the Apollo and space[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News
10th Anniversary Celebrations For the National Cold War Exhibition

10th Anniversary Celebrations For the National Cold War Exhibition

On Tuesday 7 February 2017 the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be marking the 10th anniversary of the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition with a special event for aviation fans. The £12.5 million landmark building and exhibition was officially opened in 2007 by HRH The Princess Royal and invited VIP guests included the Rt Hon Baroness Thatcher.  Its eye-catching[Read More…]

by January 23, 2017 0 comments Aviation Museum News, RAF Museum
DAYTON, Ohio -- The B-17F "Memphis Belle" is readied for restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Memphis Belle to be Placed on Public Display in May 2018

One of the most recognizable symbols of World War II will once again report for duty exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.  The B-17F Memphis Belle™ – the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy bomber to complete 25 missions over Europe and return to the United[Read More…]

Rendering of a section of The Museum of Flight's new Apollo exhibit.

New Exhibit for The Museum of Flight

PRESS RELEASE- On May 20, 2017, The Museum of Flight will open an exciting exhibit about the American and Soviet “Space Race” to the Moon during the 1960s. It is a story of individuals taming powerful new technologies to fulfill impossible dreams. The exhibit will also be the first public display of the long-lost rocket engines that launched Apollo astronauts[Read More…]

An early photo of the 314th Troop Carrier Group’s Fairchild C-119B Flying Boxcar #48-352 operating from a base in South Korea in 1953. This is the exact C-119 that is being transported to the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base, Del., for restoration and display. (Courtesy photo)

Air Mobility Command Museum Rescues C-119

A true piece of American history that has sat in the Mojave Desert for decades and was slated to be turned into scrap metal will now have a new home at the Air Mobility Command Museum.  A C-5M Super Galaxy, operated by the 709th Airlift Squadron, and an AMC Museum team traveled to Edwards Air Force Base, California Dec. 16[Read More…]

by January 2, 2017 1 comment Aviation Museum News