San Diego Air & Space Museum Blog

Remembering Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is remembering internationally known Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman, whose distinguished aviation career as a fighter pilot, test pilot, instructor and NASA astronaut earned him an honored spot the prestigious International Air & Space Hall of Fame. Borman passed away on November 7, 2023, at the age of 95.

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Join Us For the Second Annual San Diego Air & Space Museum Aerofest Open Hangar & Museum Sale on Saturday Nov. 4 at our Gillespie Field Annex in El Cajon

“Aerofest” features a wide range and family friendly opportunities for aviation-related fun, including kids activities like riding in plane-themed paddle cars, tours from our knowledgeable docents, open cockpits to sit in, and up close looks at our latest world class restoration projects.

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KPBS hosting special live event with Antwan Eady, author of “Nigel and the Moon” on Friday Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. at San Diego Air & Space Museum Please join KPBS, the San Diego Air and Space Museum, and o

Please join KPBS, the San Diego Air and Space Museum, and our community partners on Friday, November 3, at 3:00 p.m. for a special live event with Antwan Eady, author of our 2023 One Book, One San Diego kids selection, "Nigel and the Moon."

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Remembering the 76th Anniversary of Breaking the Sound Barrier

On October 14, 1947, Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier, piloting an aircraft faster than the speed of sound in the Bell X-1 above the high desert near California’s Edwards Air Force Base.

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New “Breaking Barriers” Exhibit Honoring Pioneering Black American Aviators and Astronauts Debuts at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

New permanent exhibit featuring animatronic of Brigadier General Benjamin O. Davis tells the compelling story of the milestones and advancements achieved by Black American aviators and astronauts throughout history.

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Pumpkin Chunkin’ and Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Set For Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

Join us for some good old fashioned -- and kind-of messy-- fun during our annual Halloween-themed celebration in Balboa Park.

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“TOP GUN: Maverick” Movie Night set for Friday, October 6 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

Join fellow aviation enthusiasts and movie buffs for a special screening of the blockbuster mega-hit “TOP GUN: Maverick” at the iconic San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park!

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Memorializing the 45th Anniversary of the Crash of PSA Flight 182 at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

Monday September 25, 2023 is the 45th Anniversary of the crash of PSA Flight 182 in 1978. The San Diego Air & Space Museum remembers the victims of the crash every day through its special PSA memorial in Balboa Park.

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Celebrating the Distinguished International Air & Space Hall of Fame Class of 2023! Tickets Going Fast!

Join the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Celebrating William Shatner, award-winning actor, author and space tourist; Royce Williams, American aviator and Navy Cross recipient; and Robert DeLaurentis, record-setting American aviator, at this year’s Gala Event!

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San Diego Air & Space Museum’s 39th Annual Charity Golf Tournament set for November 7, 2023

As we celebrate 60 years of “Preserving, Inspiring, Educating and Celebrating” all the wonders of air and space, we invite you to take part in a long-standing San Diego Air & Space Museum tradition - our 39th Annual Charity Golf Tournament!

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