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  • Space Shuttle Exhibit and STEM Learning Node to begin move to fourth building

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Shuttle Exhibit and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Node will soon be launched into the museum’s new fourth building.Turner Construction Company was recently awarded a $434,133 contract modification by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, to
  • Manned Orbiting Laboratory crew members to speak Oct. 22

    (Updated) Five space pioneers will share their experiences during a free presentation titled “The Dorian Files Revealed: The Manned Orbiting Laboratory Crew Members’ Secret Mission in Space” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. In the 1960s, the U.S. Air Force initiated a program to carry out experiments in space by
  • Ghostbusters special screening to be held at Air Force Museum Theatre

    The original 1984 film Ghostbusters will be shown on the largest digital screen in Southwest Ohio on Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. Come early to see a full-scale replica of the Ecto-1 (the Ghostbuster’s famous car) and a team of Ghostbusters. The Ecto-1 will arrive by 3 p.m., parking outside the museum’s entrance along with part of The Real Ohio Ghostbusters
  • Enjoy free 'spooktacular' Halloween activites on Oct. 31

    Visitors of all ages will learn fun aerospace principles through free Halloween-themed activities during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Oct. 31 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes, and those who participate in activities will receive goody bags with candy and aviation trading cards
  • Museum rolls first aircraft into new fourth building

    Restoration crews at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force moved the North American X-15A-2 into the museum’s new fourth building on Oct. 2. The X-15, which will be displayed in the expanded Space Gallery, is the first of many aircraft to move into the building. The 224,000 square foot fourth building, which is scheduled to open to the public
  • UPDATED: Presidential and R&D Galleries now closed to prepare for relocation to new fourth building

    In preparation for the move to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's new fourth building, the Presidential and Research & Development Galleries, currently located on the controlled-access portion of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, are now closed. The aircraft and exhibits in those galleries will re-open as part of the fourth building on the
  • Free tickets available Oct. 7 for Veterans Tribute Concert

    Update: We have distributed all available tickets for the Veterans Tribute Concert. Please watch the Concerts page for information about 2016 performances.The U.S. Navy Band Commodores will honor veterans from all eras of American history during a special tribute concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
  • Memphis Belle™ pilot's instrument panel donated to National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Officials from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force donated the pilot’s instrument panel from the Boeing B-17F Memphis Belle to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force during a ceremony today. The Memphis Belle is one of the most famous aircraft in World War II history. In May 1943 it became the first U.S. Army Air Forces heavy
  • 'Volunteer of the Quarter' recognized

    88th Air Base Wing Vice Commander Col. Elena M. Oberg presented Huber Heights resident Charles Farlow Jr. with the Team Wright-Patt “Volunteer of the Quarter” award for the second quarter of 2015 on Sept. 14. Charles began volunteering at the museum in November 2009 and has accumulated more than 3,000 volunteer hours. His 21-year background as an
  • Free activities for Home School Day set for Oct. 5

    Home school students can explore the world’s largest aviation museum and learn about aviation history and STEM topics during Fall Home School Day on Oct. 5 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Throughout the day, home school children, ages 3-18, can participate in a number of free educational activities, many focusing on science,
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