DAYTON, Ohio — Imagine yourself in the cockpit of an aircraft that flew to the edge of space or at the controls of a plane that demonstrated new ideas in stealth technology. Now, with a little help from technology, you can explore inside aircraft at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Among the most recent additions to the free ACI Cockpit360º app, available from the museum and AeroCapture Images, are the North American X-15A-2, one of only two left in the world, and the Northrop Tacit Blue, which tested advanced radar sensors and new ideas in stealth technology in the 1980s. [Read more…]
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will hold an open house at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Saturday, Jan. 30, in Chantilly, Va.
For one day only, visitors can tour areas usually off-limits to the public, including the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar and the Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory. [Read more…]
SEATTLE — The Museum of Flight draws upon its collection of Boeing aircraft, artifacts, images and documents to present The Boeing Company story during the year of its 2016 centennial. Opening Jan. 23, Boeing aircraft and artifacts will be highlighted throughout the museum campus, and most galleries will offer new exhibits focusing on the company. [Read more…]
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) at Burke Lakefront Airport will host Dinner with a Slice of History Feb. 19 featuring a special presentation by author and former NASA flight controller Marianne Dyson about her experiences as one of the few women in Mission Control during the early Space Shuttle Program. [Read more…]