Elevator Lobby Mural Custom Aerospace Mural Curated by the Lancaster Museum of Art & History

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Lockheed F-94 Starfire, c.1950
Photographic Print
2012.999.74
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

The Lockheed F-94 Starfire was a first-generation jet aircraft of the United States Air Force. It was developed from the twin-seat Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star in the late 1940s as an all-weather, day/night interceptor.

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B-2 Spirit flying above Edawards Air Force Base
Photographic Print
2012.999.57.02
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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Anthony W. "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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Lt. Col. Jacqueline Cochran, c. 1939
Photographic Print
2012.999.51.02
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.

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NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) over the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains with its telescope door open during a test flight.
Photographic Print
2020.999.07
MOAH Digital Collection
Gift of NASA/Jim Ross

SOFIA is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry an 106-inch reflecting telescope. Flying into the stratosphere at 38,000-45,000 feet puts SOFIA above 99% of Earth’s infrared-blocking atmosphere, allowing astronomers to study the solar system and beyond in ways that are not possible with ground-based telescopes.

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Chuck Yeager and Kit Murray posing in front of an X-1A
Photographic Print
2012.999.65.02
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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NASA Voyager as it returns to the Dryden Research Center, 1986
Photographic Print
2020.999.06
MOAH Digital Collection
Gift of NASA Dryden

The Voyager aircraft landed at Edwards Air Force Base, Edwards, CA, to complete its record breaking, nonstop unfueled flight around the world. The Voyager landed at Edwards at 8:06 a.m. PST Dec. 23, 1986, after a nine-day flight. The 9 day, 3 minute, 44 sec. flight nearly doubled the previous distance record set in 1962 by a USAF/Boeing B-52H.

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Pancho Barnes Air Force Photo, c. 1920s
Photographic Print
2012.999.49
MOAH Permanent Collection
Gift of Edwards Air Force Base (AFFTC-HO)

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