The 99s museum
4300 Amelia Earhart Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
The 99s museum chronicles the rich history of women aviators from
Amelia Earhart to today’s women of space. An extensive collection of
artifacts belonging to Amelia include a pair of leather goggles, her “lucky”
bracelet (which she left behind on her last flight), one of her famous
scarves and numerous other articles. While there are many on display,
many other items, which are too fragile to exhibit, are being carefully
stored until such times as the museum can afford to properly show them.
IWASM – Burkes Field Cleveland Ohio
The museum’s collection includes artifacts, photographs, articles, textiles, art work and paper items relating to the history of women in aviation and space. Finding aids for some of the collections are available online at http://iwasm.org/wp-blog/museum-collections/collections/
Many women have braved this new frontier – from Valentina Tereshkova of the Soviet Union who was the first woman to orbit the earth in 1963 to Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space in 1983. Even as early as 1961, the United States had 13 women with the “right stuff,” known as the FLATS (First Lady Astronaut Trainees). Our archives hold the biographies of many women in aviation but as the future unfolds we add new information every day in order to document women’s contributions to aviation and space.
Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way S
Seattle, WA 98108-4097
In addition to changing temporary exhibits The Museum of Flight showcases its collection of more than 150 historic air- and spacecraft and related artifacts in unique and inspiring exhibits. There is something for everyone to experience in these dynamic displays presenting events that have carried us from Kitty Hawk to the moon.
San Diego Air and Space
2001 Pan American Plz, San Diego, CA 92101
Aviation history is truly a remarkable story, and it all unfolds at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. Your journey through the history of flight begins as you stand beneath a model of the Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon of 1783 – the first manned vehicle in recorded history to break the bonds of gravity and lift humans above the Earth.
Rare specimens of aircraft suggest the excitement of air combat in the World War I Gallery. Marvel at the entertaining and dangerous antics of the barnstormers of the 1920s in the Golden Age of Flight Gallery.
Mint condition aircraft in a mint condition museum – a Spitfire Mk. XVI, a Navy F6F Hellcat and an A-4 Skyhawk jet – these beautifully restored airplanes help you appreciate the increasingly complex technology represented in the classic military aircraft of World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
The Museum’s display of space age technology, like the desire to journey to the stars, may never be finished, for it represents an adventure which the human race has truly just begun.