2nd Floor Mural Custom Aerospace Mural Curated by the Lancaster Museum of Art & History

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Ninety-Nine Womens Flight Group, 1932
Photographic Print
2012.999.48
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

Amelia Earhart being greeted at the United Airport in Burbank, CA on July 3, 1932 by women pilots from the Ninety-Nines Flight Group, L-R: Pancho Barnes, Elizabeth McQueen (founder of the Women’s International Association of Aeronautics), Amelia Earhart (completed the first solo crossing of the Atlantic by a woman in 1932), Clema Granger, Elizabeth Kelly Inwood, Gladys O’Donnell, Janet Roberts, Mildred Morgan, Valentine Sprague. All except McQueen were registered pilots.

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Jackie Cochran and Chuck Yeager, 1962
Photographic Print
2012.999.62
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran owner of Jacqueline Cochran Cosmetics, who became a world-class competitive pilot, was the woman to break the sound barrier, she flew a Northup T-38 with Chuck Yeager flying beside her. She also designed the first oxygen mask.

3 - USAF Aircraft being flown by Iven C. Kincheloe
Photographic Print
2012.999.63
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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Thomas C. McMurtry
Photographic Print
2012.999.64.01
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

Thomas McMurtry was a former U.S. Navy pilot and Lockheed Corporation consultant before joining NASA in 1967. McMurtry was Associate Director for Operations at NASA Dryden from July 27, 1998, and also served as Dryden's acting Chief Engineer from February, 1999 until his retirement. In 1982, McMurtry received the Iven C. Kincheloe Award from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots for his contributions as project pilot on the AD-1 Oblique Wing program. In 1998 he was named as one of the honorees of the Lancaster, CA, ninth Aerospace Walk of Honor ceremonies. In 1999 he was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

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Convair YF-102 Delta Dagger at Edwards Air Force Base, 1955
Photographic Print
2012.999.45
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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USAF test pilot Robert A. (“Bob”) Hoover
Photographic Print
2012.999.61
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)
Photographic Print
2012.999.60
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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William John "Pete" Knight
Photographic Print
2012.999.55.02
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

William John “Pete” Knight, who holds world record for flight speed in a winged vehicle, graduated from the Air Force Experimental Flight Test Pilot at EAFB in 1958. After more than sixteen flights in the X-15A-2, Knight became one of five people to earn astronaut wings by flying an airplane into space.

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Chuck Yeager and Kit Murray shaking hands in front of an X-1A
Photographic Print
2012.999.65.01
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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