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San Diego Air & Space Museum
Phone 619.234.8291 x140
Fax 619.233.4526


recent press releases

12.03.2014 - New Space Vehicle Orion Launching December 4th; Apollo 9 On Exhibit at...

  Contact: Diane Sutherland San Diego Air & Space Museum Phone 619.234.8291 x109 Fax 619.233.4526   With the impending launch of the brand new Orion spacecraft, NASA is returning to the type of spacecraft America flew to the moon four decades ago. Just as this Orion launch is a precursor...

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11.04.2014 - Legends of Flight Landed in San Diego November 1st for World's Most Prestigious...

From L to R, Museum President & CEO Jim Kidrick, Garry Ridge (WD-40 Company), Joe Engle, Fitz Fulton, Pat Prentiss (The 99's), Roger Schaufele, Gigi Coleman (Bessie Coleman), Brad Bernard (Boeing) and Jack Dailey. San Diego, CA - November 4, 2014 - The International Air & Space Hall of Fame...

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10.22.2014 - Astronaut, Space Shuttle Commander and Famed X-15 Rocket Plane Test Pilot...

  San Diego, CA - October 22, 2014 - Astronaut Joe Engle is one of eight honorees being inducted into this year’s International Air & Space Hall of Fame Induction Celebration. Engle is the only human to have flown two different types of winged vehicles in space. He has flown over 185...

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9.09.2014 - WWII U.S. Marine Raider Sculpture, "Soul of the Forward and Faithful,"...

San Diego, CA - September 09, 2014 - The San Diego Air & Space Museum presents a limited opportunity September 30th, 9am-10am to see the premiere unveiling of life-like bronze statue, "Soul of the Forward and Faithful," by nationally recognized sculptor Mardie Rees, before it travels to its home...

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8.12.2014 - Legends of Flight Land in San Diego November 1st to Join World's Most Prestigious...

San Diego, CA – August 12, 2014– The International Air & Space Hall of Fame Induction Celebration introduces its Distinguished Class of 2014. On Saturday, November 1, 2014, in the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Pavilion of Flight, guests from around the world join the honorees...

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6.10.2014 - 12 Deserving San Diego Students Selected to Receive a Total of $38,500...

San Diego, CA - June 10, 2014 - The San Diego Air & Space Museum's mission statement is to inspire young people to tackle the challenges of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics academic disciplines and to make a difference in the world through an innovative, adventurous spirit. To...

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4.14.2014 - Flying Cars led to Scholarships at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

San Diego, CA – April 14, 2014 - This past weekend, the San Diego Air & Space Museum launched its second annual Fly Your Ride! Competition. Ten scholarship prizes were awarded to winners in each category, a total of $2,600. Middle school and high school teams from all over San Diego County...

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11.26.2013 - Museum's Bell X-1, Aircraft Used to Break Sound Barrier, to be Hung in...

San Diego, CA – November 26, 2013 – The San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Bell X-1 reproduction, the aircraft used to break the sound barrier in 1947, is scheduled to be hung in their Rotunda tomorrow morning. The aircraft was a two-year restoration project that involved over a dozen...

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11.20.2013 - Museum Receives Rare Historic Atlas Rocket Film Collection--Only One of...

San Diego, CA - November 20, 2013 - The San Diego Air & Space Museum received a historic Atlas space launch vehicle film collection donation from Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance (ULA), totaling approximately 3,000 reels of 16-millimeter film. The collection is being digitized by the...

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10.10.2013 - Original Mercury 7 Astronaut Scott Carpenter Passes Away at Age 88

San Diego, CA – October 10, 2013 - The second American to orbit the Earth, Scott Carpenter, has passed away at age 88. Carpenter was selected as one of America’s original seven astronauts in 1959. He served as the backup pilot for John Glenn, who made America’s first manned orbital...

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