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  • Global Positioning System and its Impact!

    Did you know GPS began as a military navigation tool in the early 1960s? Later the U.S. Air Force became the lead organization for developing this system. GPS benefits the world in many ways from cell phones to military weapons to work in ways that have changed our world since the 1970s.The Department of the Air Force manages the Global Positioning
  • X-1 Mustang

    The X-1 Mustang is named after the first aircraft to break the speed of sound. The Mustang was one of two custom-built cars commissioned by the Air Force Recruiting Service in 2009 for its Project Supercar recruiting campaign.Built by Galpin Auto Sports of Van Nuys, Calif., this fully customized Ford Mustang showcases U.S. Air Force ingenuity,
  • Canine Warriors

    Canine WarriorsCourage and Sacrifice, Always Beside You A temporary exhibit featuring Wounded Warrior Dogs wooden sculptures by artist James Mellick will be on display in the Kettering Hall from Nov. 8, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2020. Note from the artist:Wounded Warrior Dogs ProjectI am moved by the physical and emotional sacrifices made by the men
  • Kettering Hall

    The Kettering Hall is located near the entrance to the WWII Gallery. This hall is used to display temporary exhibits or traveling exhibits.Kettering Hall currently features two custom-built cars commissioned by the Air Force Recruiting Service in 2009 for its Project Supercar recruiting campaign -  the Vapor Special Operations SuperCar and the X-1
  • 1944 De Havilland DH-89A

    Note:  This aircraft was offered for exchange as part of NMUSAF Solicitation 19-003 (Closed). 1944 De Havilland DH-89A (ex-RAF NR695 / C/N 89445 / 6794) Aircraft Project, owned by the National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) and determined excess to collection needs.  Aircraft has two Gipsy Six IA engines and is not airworthy or
  • 1966 Bell GUH-1F

    Note:  This aircraft was offered for exchange as part of NMUSAF Solicitation 19-003 (Closed).1966 Bell GUH-1F (S/N 65-7922 / C/N 7063) Helicopter Project, owned by the National Museum of the United States Air Force (NMUSAF) and determined excess to collection needs.  Helicopter has a General Electric T-58-GE-3 engine and is not airworthy or
  • FB-111A Sit-in Cockpit

    Note: Visitors are permitted to sit in this cockpit.This crew escape module successfully ejected from an FB-111A that crashed near Pease AFB, New Hampshire, following a mechanical failure in January 1981. The General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark was a supersonic all-weather strategic nuclear bomber used by the U.S. Air Force’s Strategic Air Command. 
  • Space Suits

    Reproductions of Space Suits on permanent display in Building 4 near their associated spacecraft in the Space Gallery. Click on the pictures below for additional information about each Space Suit.Mercury Space Suit - 1963        Gemini G4C Space Suit - 1966      Apollo Model A7L Space Suit - 1969      Apollo Model A7LB Extravehicular Mobility Unit
  • Space Shuttle Advanced Crew Escape Suit 1994-2011

    Astronauts wore the Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES) only inside the Space Shuttle during launch and return to Earth. The suit protected astronauts in case the Shuttle lost pressure and aided in rescue if they had to leave a stricken vehicle.The high visibility orange color made astronauts easy to spot in the water in case rescue was required. The
  • Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit

    The Space Shuttle Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) represents the most advanced system used in spacewalking. Variations of this design have been used since 1981 in the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs. Over the years it has undergone many incremental improvements.The Shuttle EMU was a modular system made to fit any
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