Was a German World War II fighter aircraft that first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War (1939) and later became the backbone of the Luftwaffe's fighter force. The Bf 109 was the most produced fighter aircraft in history with a total of 33,984 airframes produced from 1936 up to April 1945.
The most widely produced and strategically important British single-seat fighter of World War II. The Spitfire, renowned for winning victory laurels in the Battle of Britain (1940-41), served in every theatre of the war and was produced in more variants than any other British aircraft.
Is a single seat jet fighter powered by twin turbofan engines. Fairchild-Republic developed the A-10 for the United States Air Force. Commonly referred to as the “Warthog,” this jet fighter is particularly effective at close air support for ground troops.
Kepler is a space observatory launched by NASA to discover Earth-size planets orbiting other stars. Named after astronomer Johannes Kepler, the spacecraft was launched on March 7, 2009, into an Earth-trailing heliocentric orbit.
China Clipper (NC14716) was the first of three Martin M-130 four-engine flying boats built for Pan American Airways. In November of 1935 it was used to inaugurate the first commercial transpacific air service from San Francisco to Manila by way of Honolulu, Midway and Wake Island. It continued to fly the Pacific for the next eight years carrying approximately 3,500 passengers and 750,000 lbs of mail and freight.
Was affectionately known as the moon buggy. It was used on the moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program (15, 16, 17) during 1971 and 1972. Powered by only two silver-oxide batteries, the Apollo 17 was able to drive for 35.74 km (22.21 miles) across the surface of the moon.