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The San Diego Air & Space Museum remembers Dean “Diz” Laird

“Dean “Diz” Laird was the ‘Quintessential Fighter Pilot,’ the type of flyer generations of other fighter pilots looked up to and who wanted to be like,” said Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the Museum.

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“Quail Cam” showing live on San Diego Air & Space Museum’s YouTube Channel

A special camera is now appearing live on YouTube from Balboa Park as part of the Museum’s “MoonBase San Diego” where students from Golden Hills K-8 are hatching quail as a potential species to raise on the Moon

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San Diego Air & Space Museum Remembers Brigadier General Robert Cardenas

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is remembering Brigadier General Robert Cardenas, whose distinguished aviation career earned him an honored spot in the prestigious International Air & Space Hall of Fame.

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Annual running of the Wright Brothers engine on Dec. 17, 2021

Each year the San Diego Air & Space Museum runs an exact replica of the engine the Wright Brothers used for the first powered flight on Dec. 17, 1903.

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Wright Brothers Engine Replica to be run in front of San Diego Air & Space Museum at 10 a.m. on Dec. 17, Anniversary of First Powered Flight in Human History

The demonstration of the running engine is the Museum’s way of commemorating the first powered flight in human history on Dec. 17, 1903. The original engine was designed and built for the Wright Brothers by Charles E. Taylor.

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Santa Claus’s Original Sleigh “Santa One” unveiling is this Wednesday, Dec. 1 at San Diego Air & Space Museum during Special Holiday Ceremony

Santa’s recently retired “Santa One” – the most famous and earliest flying aircraft of all time – has been refreshed by the Museum’s World Famous Restoration Team for display in the Museum’s Rotunda through Christmas and New Year’s

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Remembering Harry Robertson

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is remembering Harry Robertson, a crashworthy fuel system pioneer who was credited by the U.S. Army as being responsible for saving over 8,000 lives, and a member of the prestigious International Air & Space Hall of Fame.

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37th Annual Charity Golf Tournament set for Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Admiral Baker Golf Course

Please join us for the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s 37th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Admiral Baker Golf Course on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum to Receive Rare S-3B Viking Aircraft from NASA on Tuesday, July 13 at Gillespie Field

Last flying iconic Viking aircraft scheduled to arrive at Museum’s Gillespie Field Annex between 2 and 4 p.m. Pacific Time. NASA Flight 601 can be tracked at FlightAware Live at https://flightaware.com/live/.

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The San Diego Air and Space Museum mourns the loss of Apollo 11’s Michael Collins.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum mourns the loss of Michael Collins, the Command Module Pilot on the historic first Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969.

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