Benefits from Flight

July 1, 1976 – 1982

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Benefits from Flight, Gallery 111, 1st Floor, East Wing Floor Plan

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