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Flight Technology

July 1, 1976 – 1988

Museum: Air and Space Museum

Location: Flight Technology, Gallery 213, 2nd Floor, East Wing

This gallery explains how and why airplanes fly.

Highlights include:

  • Design Conference Theater: Puppets illustrate the fundamental of aircraft design.
  • The Space Technology Theater: A project engineer and a flight test engineer reflect on how to overcome the different barriers to flight .
  • The Jet Propulsion Theater: Hand puppets relate a fairy tale that develops the topic of jet propulsion in which a royal family builds a jet-propelled royal carriage.
  • Hughes H-1: This plane established the world's speed record in 1935 and the cross-country record in 1937.