Exploration at the Air and Space Museum
Part 1 by: Lily, Mallorie, Nnenna, and Preethi

This is a picture of Northrop P-61c black widow. It was the first U.S. aircraft design to locate and destroy the enemy aircraft.

WWII  Aviation

When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, America entered WW2. In WW2 there wasn  spike inn echo logical warfare. Strategic bombings became an essential tool to defeat the Nazis. When the japenese surrendered on Septeber 2, 1945 it signaled the ends of WW2.

Fowler-Gage Biplane. This plane was named after Robert G. Fowler who was the owner and pilot of the plane

Pre-1920s Aviation

The Wright Brothers introduced the aerial age by their historic invention of the plane. The airplane was very useful to travel long distances and to transport goods and people. Charles Lindbergh was the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Then first airplane invented by the wright brothers is a heavily used invention even today.

This is the Atoll Missile. It is the soviet k-13

Cold War Aviation

The U.S.A and the Soviet Union were the worlds two major powers after WW2. During the Cold War, the U.S.A and the Soviet Union were competing against having the superior government system, democratic and communist. Many wars erupted from this, the major ones were in Vietnam and Korea. The end of the Cold War, in 1991, was unexpected and marked the end of the Soviet Union.

This is Stratoscope 2 Telescope 1:6 Scale Model. It was used to study the atmosphere of planets

Space Science

Space science is performed from vehicles that travel into earth's upper atmosphere or beyond. Space science became popular in the late 20th century. There is also Space Science on then ground.  Some examples include Four Meter Mayall Telescope at Kit Peak, Caltech 2.2 Micron Infared Telescope, and Control Cosole International ultraviolet explorer.

This is the first Bell helicopter to come into production. It is called the Bell Model 47 B

Vertical Flight

Helicopters would operate From almost anywhere on the earth. The first helicopters were not very successful or efficient. Then first inventors did not understand the elements of a helicopter. Autogiro development made it possible to make th limiters fully functional.

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