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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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​100 Year Anniversary of End of World War I Online Exhibit

The Library & Archives at the San Diego Air & Space Museum recently debuted a special online exhibit commemorating the end of First World War.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum welcomes iconic P2V Neptune “Tanker 43”

The San Diego Air & Space Museum recently added an iconic P2V Neptune “Tanker 43” to its collection at its Gillespie Field Annex in El Cajon.

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This Week in SPEED: 1961 Marathon Rayson-Craft

The boat is powered by a 1710 cubic inch Allison engine, the same as that which powered World War II fighter aircraft including the P-38.

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This Week in SPEED: 1964 Indy 500 Race Car

This Watson-Offy Roadster raced in the 48th Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, May 30, 1964.

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