3rd Floor Mural Custom Aerospace Mural Curated by the Lancaster Museum of Art & History

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Lockheed C-121 Constellation
Photographic Print
2012.999.67
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

The Lockheed C-121 Constellation is a military transport version of the Lockheed Constellation.

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Anthony W. "Tony" LeVier
Photographic Print
2012.999.66.01
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

Tony LeVier's test flying was instrumental in proving the Lockheed P-38 Lightning design. He and chief engineering test pilot Milo Burcham alternated flying dive tests to observe the design's performance at transonic speeds. To demonstrate the reliability of the design in the hands of a skilled pilot, he performed aerobatic shows for students at the Polaris Flight school at War Eagle Field in nearby Lancaster.

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Fairchild C-123 Provider
Photographic Print
2012.999.68
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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Jesse Jacobs
Photographic Print
2012.999.69
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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X-13 Vertijet
Photographic Print
1988.05.380
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Perry Row

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Arthur "Kit" Murray
Photographic Print
2012.999.47.02
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

Air Force test pilot Arthur "Kit" Murray, posing in front of the Douglas X-3 Stiletto at Edwards Air Force Base, 1956. Murray was the first test pilot to be permanently assigned to Muroc Army Air Field (later, Edwards Air Force Base). Other test pilots, such as Captain Chuck Yeager, were assigned to Wright Field and traveled to Muroc as necessary.

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Thomas C. McMurtry
Photographic Print
2012.999.64.02
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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Chuck Yeager
Photographic Print
2012.999.52.02
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

Chuck Yeager became a pilot in 1942 during WWII though he had originally joined as an aircraft mechanic. On several occasions he was stationed at Edwards Air Force Base. While at Edwards, he broke the sound barrier by traveling faster than the speed of sound in a Bell X-1 named "Glamorous Glennis" after his wife.

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Space Shuttle Columbia
Photographic Print
2012.999.37.02
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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