San Diego Air & Space Museum Blog

Mourning the loss of Gene Cernan

Cernan, who entered the International Air and Space Hall of Fame in 2007, was the last of only 12 people to ever leave footprints on the Moon.


Be the Astronaut now open!

Be the Astronaut, a world-class experience featuring STEM-based content via a fusion of physical exhibitry and state-of-the-art, hands-on video game technology, is now open at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.


Mourning the loss of John Glenn

John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth and the last surviving member of the original “Mercury Seven” astronauts, passed away today. He was 95.


The San Diego Air & Space Museum is remembering the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is remembering the 75th Anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor with a display of rare artifacts, including pieces of all three types of Japanese aircraft that participated in the raid, the Museum announced today.


Mourning the loss of Bill Gibbs

Gibbs was a significant part of the legacy of aviation in the San Diego region.


Exploring Our Collections

​We have continued to improve our various collection databases and our offerings online to the general public. Much of this work has been accomplished through a series of federal and foundation grants. In the past several years, the Institute of Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) has contributed over $250,000 in grants for our Great Explorations project, first Phase I and now Phase II.


Mourning the loss of Bob Hoover

Aviation Legend Bob Hoover – described by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle as the “greatest stick-and-rudder man who ever lived” – passed away earlier today. He was 94.


In Support of Plaza de Panama

As you might have heard, the San Diego Air & Space Museum recently joined our fellow park cultural institutions, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and dozens of civic and cultural leaders in applauding the renewed efforts to remove cars from the congested center of Balboa Park.


2016 Hall of Fame Gala: Save the Date

The International Air & Space Hall of Fame Induction Celebration will introduce its Distinguished Class of 2016 on Thursday, November 17, in the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Pavilion of Flight. Guests from around the world join the honorees for a spectacular evening of fun and extraordinary recognition, as each attendee is offered an experiential peek into the lives of these air and space legends.


​​Remembering Roscoe Brown

Captain Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. – squadron commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group – the famed Tuskegee Airmen or “Red Tails” – passed away in New York on July 2. Mr. Brown was 94.


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