San Diego Air & Space Museum Blog

Distinguished Class of 2019 to enter International Air & Space Hall of Fame on Nov. 23

This year’s class includes a who’s who of the men and women representing the pioneering spirit of aviation and space exploration.

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Remembering Barron Hilton

Hilton has been called by some the “Patron Saint of Sport Aviation.”

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Mary Ford Personal Papers

The Museum’s Library & Archives recently received a very special donation of material that once belonged to Mary Estelle Zerbel Hooper Ford,

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San Diego’s Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Air & Space Museum was the place to be in San Diego for those celebrating the official 50th Anniversary of the first time men walked on the Moon.

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​Apollo 9 Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Air & Space Museum

All three crew members – James McDivitt, David Scott and Rusty Schweickart – on hand for historic gathering.

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Elm Farm Ollie: The Story of the First Cow to Take Flight

On February 18, 1930, the first cow to ever take flight ascended into the sky in a Ford Tri-Motor. As part of the celebration of the International Air Exposition in St. Louis, Elm Farm Ollie was flown from Bismarck, Missouri, to St. Louis, a distance of 72 miles. Elm Farm Ollie was the first cow to take flight and the first cow to be milked on a plane.

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Mourning the Loss of Herb Kelleher

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is mourning the loss of Herb Kelleher, who passed away on January 3, 2019 at the age of 87.

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Mourning the Loss of Ted Gildred Jr

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is mourning the loss of Ted Gildred Jr., who passed away on January 3, 2019 at the age of 83.

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Apollo 8 ‘Earthrise’ 50th Anniversary at Air & Space Museum

More than 350 people on hand to commemorate the first-manned mission to the Moon and one of history's most iconic photos.

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SDASM recently accepted the substantial library of noted author David Myhra, PhD.

David Myhra is a US-based author and researcher, actively publishing from 1980 to the present; he has published more than 130+ books, and dozens of eBooks & articles on varied historical topics, from Soviet-era aircraft carriers and Japanese battleships to X-planes and World War II German flying machines. His primary focus was the later; most of his books cover individual aircraft types, both paper-projects and full production warplanes, and their designers - many he personally interviewed.

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