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Benefits from Flight

July 1, 1976 – 1982

Museum: Air and Space Museum

Location: Benefits from Flight, Gallery 111, 1st Floor, East Wing

This gallery explores the many roles that air and space flight have played in the 7 decades since Kitty Hawk and the social consequences of air and space technology.

Highlights include:

  • Automatic Picture Transmission Ground Station
  • Orbiting Astronomical Observatory prototype
  • International television transmissions presented on 6 screens (video-taped highlights)
  • Replica of the atomic bomb
  • Cartoons illustrating the industry that produced these technologies
  • Kinetic sculpture that suggests how technology is transferred from air and space to other uses