4th Floor Mural Custom Aerospace Mural Curated by the Lancaster Museum of Art & History

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McDonnell F-21 Voodoo, a USAF supersonic jet fighter
Photographic Print
2012.999.70
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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SpaceShipOne
Photographic Print
2020.FIC.05.02
MOAH Digital Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

SpaceShipOne is an experimental air-launched, rocket-powered aircraft manufactured by Scaled Composites that has a hybrid rocket motor allowing it to be capable of sub-orbital spaceflight.

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USAF test pilot Robert A. (“Bob”) Hoover with XFJ-2, 1951
Photographic Print
2012.999.71
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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Corwin "Corky" Meyer, a Grumman Test Pilot
Photographic Print
2012.999.72
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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Research pilot John Manke with an X-24B Lifting Body, 1975.
Photographic Print
2012.999.73
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

John served as Chief of Flight Operations, and as site manager NASA's Flight Research Center, later the Dryden Flight Research Center, at Edwards, CA.

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William J. "Pete" Knight sitting in an X-15
Photographic Print
2012.999.55.03
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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B-52 Stratofortress, c. 1960
Photographic Print
2012.999.56.01
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force since the 1950s.


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McDonnell F-21 Voodoo, a USAF supersonic jet fighter
Photographic Print
2012.999.70
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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Anthony "Tony" LeVier posing on a Lockheed Starfighter, c. 1960s
Photographic Print
2012.999.66.02
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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Space Shuttle Columbia
Photographic Print
2012.999.37.03
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)