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The Museum's Boeing Lunar Roving Vechicle Engineering Mock-up on display in the Lear Gallery

Boeing Lunar Roving Vehicle Engineering Mock-up

Boeing began building the Lunar Roving Vehicle in 1969, and in 1971 and 1972 LRVs were used on the Apollo 15, 16, and 17...

The Museum's Boeing Model 40B Reproduction

Boeing Model 40B Reproduction

In 1925, Boeing built its first Model 40 when the U.S. Post Office Department was seeking a design using the World War I-era...

The Musem's Boeing VC-137B (707-120/SAM 970) "Air Force One" being delivered to the Museum

Boeing VC-137B "Air Force One"

The first presidential jet plane, a specially built Boeing 707-120, is known as SAM (Special Air Missions) 970.

The Museum's Boeing WB-47E Stratojet landing at Boeing Field

Boeing WB-47E Stratojet

The B-47 Stratojet remains one of the most important aircraft ever designed by The Boeing Company. More than fifty years...

The Museum's Bowers Flybaby 1A on display in the Great Gallery

Bowers Flybaby 1A

The Fly Baby is the winning entry in the 1962 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Design Contest.

Peter Bowers flying the Bowers Flybaby Prototype

Bowers Flybaby Prototype

This Flybaby was the winning entry in the 1962 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Design Contest. Designed and built...

The Museum's Bowlus (Hawley) BA-100 Baby Albatross at the Restoration Center

Bowlus (Hawley) BA-100 Baby Albatross

The Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross glider was designed by sailplane designer Hawley Bowlus in the mid-1930s. Designed to be a...

The Museum's Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk. 6 on display in the Great Gallery

Canadair CL-13B Sabre Mk. 6

The F-86 Sabre, built by North American, is best known for its outstanding combat performance during the Korean War. First flown in 1947, the Sabre was the United States' first fighter to fly supersonic -- in a dive.

The Museum's Caproni Ca.20 on display in the Personal Courage Wing (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Caproni Ca.20

The Caproni Ca.20 was an aircraft ahead of its time in design, purpose, and armament.

A Cessna CG-2 Glider in flight

Cessna CG-2 Glider

In 1930, the Cessna Aircraft Company offered the public a chance to fly. For the price of $398, a CG-2 glider could be bought by catalog.

The Museum's Chanute-Herring 1896 Biplane Glider Reproduction on display in the Lobby

Chanute-Herring 1896 Biplane Glider Reproduction

The Most Successful Pre-Wright GliderOctave Chanute and fellow flying enthusiasts went to wind-swept Miller Beach on Lake...

The Museum's Concorde (G-BOAG) arriving at the Museum in November 2003


British and French aerospace companies collaborated to design and build 20 Concorde aircraft between 1966 and 1979.