Join us on a behind-the-scenes look at the new space flight gallery. Hosted by Frontiers of Flight Vice President of Collections and Exhibits, Dan Steelman.
This documentary film explores the history of the U.S. Space Program, from the early days of the Gemini and Apollo Missions to the research and development being done on the International Space Station. Three astronauts share personal and often poetic accounts of the space program's challenges and achievements during Congressman Hall's thirty year tenure on the Committee on Science, Space and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Follow the history of the Boeing 737-300, the first 300-series aircraft in the Southwest Airlines livery, from its inaugural flight on the anniversary of the Wright Brothers' historic first flight, to its ceremonial journey to its ultimate home at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
Apollo 7 Lunar Module Pilot Col. Walter Cunningham U.S.M.C. (Retired) discusses what it was like to be part of the Apollo Program, the challenges and rewards of going to space, and how today's generation of explorers can reach for the stars. Colonel Cunningham is interviewed by Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones.
The Tuskegee Airmen overcame racial prejudice to become one of America's elite fighter units of World War II. Their legacy laid the foundation for African American equality in America. A Google Art & Culture online exhibit by Kent Harraid of the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
Throughout aviation and aerospace history, inventions and discoveries paved the way for advancements in aeronautics. A Google Art & Culture online exhibit by Kent Harraid of the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
As great ocean liners steamed across the Atlantic, a fortunate few soared overhead in unmatched speed and style aboard the majestic German Airship LZ-129 “Hindenburg”. Today few artifacts of the Hindenburg remain, but those that do tell the story of a luxurious giant who met a tragic demise.
Mankind’s journey to the Moon is a story of perseverance, courage, and the will to succeed against all odds. The success or failure of Apollo 11 rested on the shoulders of thousands of engineers, scientists, and brave astronauts whose methodical “first steps” of tests and space missions paved the way for Neil Armstrong to take that “giant leap for mankind.” .
The Frontiers of Flight Museum, a Smithsonian-Affiliate, introduces visitors of all ages to the rich diversity of aviation and space flight history. The Museum’s mission is to educate, motivate, and inspire the next generation. Housed in a state-of-the-art 100,000 square-foot facility near Dallas Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas, the Museum houses over thirty aircraft and space vehicles. Come see the one-of-a-kind Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake,” the Apollo 7 Command module, and thousands of supporting artifacts and flight-related memorabilia.