One-half right front view of Beechcraft Model 35 Bonanza (r/n NX80040) parked on the lawn of a country estate, circa late 1940s. People are visible departing the aircraft. Other people are visible standing by a gate as they welcome the arriving passengers.
Robert Soubiran was a World War I pilot, a member of the Lafayette Escadrille, and a photographer. This accession contains biographical material on Soubiran and includes WW I photographs of aircraft flyers, soldiers, and war scenes. This accession also includes newspaper articles, correspondence, life insurance policies, discharge papers, and obituary cards.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935) is regarded in the Soviet Union as the 'father of rocketry' and has been universally recognized for his pioneering work in astronautics-cosmonautics. Tsiolkovsky solved, theoretically, the problem of escape from Earth's gravity, designed multistage rockets, and foresaw interplanetary flights.
This collection consists of the following three brochures written by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky: 'Stratoplan-Semijet,' 1932; 'Scientific Ethics,' 1930; and 'How to Boost Energy of the Explosion (Heat) Engines,' 1931. These booklets are in the Russian/Cyrillic language.
Colonel Bui Tin (b. 1927) was a former colonel in the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) during the Vietnam War. After the war, he served as the vice-editor for the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. He became disillusioned with Vietnamese communism and since 1990 has lived in Paris, France. Tin has also been actively involved in Vietnam War POW/MIA issues
This collection consists of film, with corresponding videotape, of Tin being interviewed. The filming was done by NASM staffer Patricia Woodside. The interview is in French.
Colonel Bui Tin Interview, Accession 1991-0111, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
This collection consists of eleven photographic prints relating to Romanian aviation. The following Romanian aviators are included: Aurel Vlaicu, Traian Vuia, Henri Coanda, and Gheorgehe Bănciulescu. The following aircraft are also represented: Vlaicu No. 1 Monoplane (1910), Industria Aeronautica Romana IAR-80, and Industria Aeronautica Romana IAR-93.
Romanian Aviation Prints, Accession 1996-0056, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
The National Air and Space Museum's Time and Navigation Exhibit opened in 2013. The exhibition explores the connection between time and place and how revolutions in timekeeping over three centuries have influenced how we find our way. The gallery is organized into five sections (Navigating at Sea; Navigating in the Air; Navigating in Space; Inventing Satellite Navigation; and Navigation for Everyone) and spans three centuries of efforts to travel on Earth and through the solar system.
This collection consists of 36 original digital illustrations drawn for, and used in, NASM's Time and Navigation Exhibit.
Time and Navigation Exhibit, Accession 2013-0032, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Melvyn Buchner was a collector of aeronautical ephemera.
This collection contains the following types of material: scrapbooks; photographs; stereographs; lantern slides; glass plate negatives; trading cards; booklets; aviation banquet menus; aviation-related advertisements; postcards; and various other types of aeronautical ephemera.
Melvyn Buchner Aeronautical Ephemera Collection, Accession 1998-0005, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
USAF caption: "Beechcraft AT-11. The pilot heads his bombing training plane out over the vast West Texas prairies to its target as the bombardier student and instructor ready the bombsight in the nose of the ship for the early morning mission."
Douglas World Cruiser (DWC) "Seattle" (#1); Douglas World Cruiser (DWC), World Flight. [photograph]
United States Army Air Service
Side view of wreckage of the Douglas World Cruiser DWC-1 "Seattle" (s/n 23-1229) on the mountainside near Port Moller, Alaska, where it crashed; April 30, 1924. Unidentified man with dogsled seen at right background.
Martin, Frederick L.; Harvey, Alva L.; Douglas World Cruiser (DWC), World Flight, Crew Photos. [photograph]
United States Army Air Service
Martin, Frederick L
Harvey, Alva L
Major Frederick L. Martin (left), Flight Commander, and Staff Sgt. Alva L. Harvey (right) posed standing against a clapboard wall, after having been lost in Alaska for ten days following the crash of their Douglas World Cruiser DWC-1 "Seattle" (s/n 23-1229); July 2, 1924.