Artifact Collection

Captain Carranza’s Altimeter

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is excited to receive the donation of an altimeter from the aircraft flown by Emilio Carranza on his 1928 Goodwill flight from Mexico City to Washington D.C.  Known as the "Mexican Lindbergh,” Captain Carranza is arguably the most significant Mexican aviator.

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Doolittle “Mark Twain” Bombsight

To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the famous Doolittle Raid, we are spotlighting an artifact that has a unique story that tells much about the state of the Second World War when the raid on Tokyo occurred.

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Space Age Concept Art

A look at some Space Age concept art in the San Diego Air & Space Museum collection.

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Second World War Women’s Poster Collection

The San Diego Air and Space Museum's Curatorial collection holds several posters from the Second World War that were produced by the US government with different specific purposes but one goal: to win the War. Many of these posters are aimed at Women.

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Apollo 17 Moon Rock

The moon rock on display near the exit of the Space Exhibit inside the San Diego Air & Space Museum was collected by the astronauts of Apollo 17, the last manned mission to the moon in 1972. The sample we have is particularly important in U.S. space exploration history, since it came from the area where the age and method of creation of the moon were determined. This was one of the major scientific goals of the Apollo program.

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