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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • FB-111A Sit-in 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 -

  • 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

  • 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

  • Model A7LB Extravehicular Mobility Unit—1971

    The Apollo model A7LB was the ultimate moonwalking suit. This Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) allowed a crewman to work on the moon for up to seven hours. The suit’s red stripes identified the mission commander. This one represents the one worn by US Air Force Col David Scott in July 1971 on

  • Model A7L Space Suit—1969

    This suit represents the model A7L worn by U.S. Air Force Col. (later Maj. Gen.) Michael Collins in July 1969 on Apollo 11, the first moon landing mission. Collins’ suit was not made for moonwalking, but instead was designed to be worn mainly inside the spacecraft. He piloted the orbiting command

  • Gemini G4C Space Suit—1966

    Gemini missions lasted up to 14 days and featured the first American spacewalks, where crewmen ventured outside their spacecraft. The Gemini program (1965–66) included 12 flights with two crewmen each, and eight Gemini astronauts were US Air Force officers.The G4C suit was the most common of three

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