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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart
Date: July 02, 1932
This is a photograph of Amelia Earhart after her solo flight, meeting with Jack Mollendyk, father of commercial aviation, and Mr. McKenney, one of TWA's first traffic managers.


Astronauts Steven A.  Hawley (left) and Gregory J. Harbaugh

Astronauts Steven A. Hawley (left) and Gregory J. Harbaugh
Creator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Date: October 30, 1996
Astronauts Steven A. Hawley (left) and Gregory J. Harbaugh participate in a training session in Johnson Space Center integration facility.


Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas

Beech Aircraft Corporation, Wichita, Kansas
Date: December 31, 1941
This black and white photograph shows the Beechcraft AT-11 production line in Wichita, Kansas. These aircrafts were used during World War II and produced by Beech Aircraft Corporation.


Beechcraft AT-10 twin-engine advanced pilot trainers

Beechcraft AT-10 twin-engine advanced pilot trainers
Creator: Beech Aircraft Corporation
Date: 1940s
This photograph shows a Beechcraft AT-10 Wichita. The AT-10 trainer was built for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and served as the primary training aircraft for pilots who went on to fly multi-engine bombers during the conflict.


Beechcraft Bonanza Model 35

Beechcraft Bonanza Model 35
Date: 1947
A photograph of a Beechcraft Bonanza Model 35 airplane in flight. Aviation pioneers Walter H. and Olive Ann Beech founded the Beech Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, in 1932.


Boeing B-29 Superfortress Production in Wichita

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Production in Wichita
Date: 1941-1945
Final assembly line point in Wichita for the completed Boeing B-29 Superfortress bombers ready for delivery to the United States Air Force during World War II.


Boeing B-29 Superfortress and a PT-17 Kaydet

Boeing B-29 Superfortress and a PT-17 Kaydet
Creator: Boeing Airplane Company
Date: 1945
This photograph shows two aircraft that were very important to the U.S. Army Air Forces, and the U.S. war effort as a whole, during World War II. While vastly different in both size and capability, each plane fulfilled a vital role during the conflict.


Clyde Cessna

Clyde Cessna
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
A photograph of Clyde Vernon Cessna, 1879-1954, inside a Comet airplane. Cessna was an aviation pioneer and founder of the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas.


First B-29 Superfortress Was Built at Cost of $3,392,396.90

First B-29 Superfortress Was Built at Cost of $3,392,396.90
Creator: Wichita Eagle
Date: October 15, 1944
This article, published in the October 15, 1944 edition of the Wichita Eagle, details the significant expenses related to the design, testing, and production of the B-29 Superfortresses built in Wichita, Kansas.


First space monkey, Independence, Kansas

First space monkey, Independence, Kansas
Date: Between 1959 and 1960
This photograph shows a woman and child reading a sign stating, "Birthplace of Miss Able: First Space Monkey." Miss Able, a rhesus monkey, was born December 1957, on Monkey Island at the Ralph Mitchell Zoo in Independence, Kansas. On May 28, 1959, Miss Able traveled aboard the Jupiter Missile Rocket. She survived the voyage but died on June 01, 1959 due to complications from surgery to remove the electrodes from her body. Miss Able's body is preserved at the Smithsonian Institute of National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.


Flying machine, Goodland, Kansas

Flying machine, Goodland, Kansas
Date: Around 1910
This photograph shows the Goodland flying machine, a forerunner of the helicopter, designed and patented by William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Goodland, Kansas. Purvis and Wilson built the ship about 1910. The engine was apparently too small and the machine never flew.


Glenn L. Martin and his 1912 model biplane

Glenn L. Martin and his 1912 model biplane
Date: Between 1912 and 1920
This is a photograph of Glenn L. Martin and his 1912 model biplane, which he used for barnstorming tours. For many years, Glenn lived in Salina, Kansas, and later attended Kansas Wesleyan University. The football stadium at Kansas Wesleyan is the Martin Stadium. He was involved in the aviation industry. He founded his own aircraft company in 1912 which, through several mergers, was amalgamated into the Lockheed Martin company.


Goodland men built pioneer helicopter

Goodland men built pioneer helicopter
Creator: Salina Journal
Date: September 22, 1977
This article, published in the Salina Journal covers the achievements of William J. Purvis and Charles A. Wilson. In 1909, Purvis and Wilson, both Goodland, Kansas, railroad mechanics, built a precursor to the helicopter in their spare time. Although their experiments were less than successful, the U.S. government granted Purvis and Wilson a patent for their rotary-winged design.


Hillsboro Wheat Festival

Hillsboro Wheat Festival
Date: July 19, 1927
This poster describes the events that are part of the Hillsboro Wheat Festival on July 19, 1927. Prizes will be awarded for various reasons including the three best wheat growers in Marion County. The main attraction is a "Big Flying Circus" with wing walking, parachute jumping and stunt flying. Other activities include a baseball game between Durham and Hillsboro, music by a 55 piece band, clowns, a carnival, and a wheat festival train with 9 cars and speakers.


J. Earl Schaefer to Governor Andrew Schoeppel

J. Earl Schaefer to Governor Andrew Schoeppel
Creator: Schaefer, Julius Earl
Date: February 9, 1945
This letter details the Boeing Airplane Companies completion of the 1,000th B-29 Superfortress and the 10,346th Kaydet primary training airplane. In the letter, Boeing Vice President J. Earl Schaefer asks Governor Andrew Schoeppel of Kansas if he would be able to attend the unveiling of the two aircraft.


Jacobs Multiplane

Jacobs Multiplane
Date: Between 1910 and 1912.
This rendering of H.W. Jacob's Multiplane provides a detailed view of the aircraft's construction, as well as its size. Built between 1910 and 1912, Jacobs's Multiplane received national attention at the 1912 New York Aero Show.


Landing gear assembly point for the Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber

Landing gear assembly point for the Boeing B-47 Stratojet bomber
Date: 1951
Landing gear assembly point at Boeing aircraft factory for the B-47 Stratojet bomber. Landing gear consisted of a bicycle configuration to enhance the streamline design of the aircraft in flight performance.


Official War Department descriptions of various military types of Beechcraft

Official War Department descriptions of various military types of Beechcraft
Creator: Beech Aircraft Corporation
Date: September 29, 1944
This pamphlet published by the Beech Aircraft Corporation describes the various models the company produced during World War II for military use. During the conflict Beechcraft airplanes served as the primary trainers for thousands of U.S. Army Air Force and U.S. Navy personnel.


Ron Evans

Ron Evans
Date: Between 1971 and 1972
A portrait of astronaut Ron Evans, 1933-1990, who commanded the pilot ship during the flight of Apollo 17 to the moon in December 1972. Born in St. Francis, Kansas, Evans graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1956, and a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1964.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1940
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas

Scenes of Sherman County, Kansas
Date: 1900-1940
Multiple scenes of Sherman County, Kansas.


Steven A.  Hawley

Steven A. Hawley
Creator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Date: April 29, 1990
A photograph of Steven A. Hawley (far left) with astronauts (left to right) Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Kathryn D. Sullivan, Loren J. Shriver, and Bruce McCandless, II, posed near the Space Shuttle Discovery following a smooth landing at Edwards Air Force Base. The mission included launching the Hubble Space Telescope. Hawley was born in 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas, but grew up in Salina. After graduating from Salina High School, Hawley attended the University of Kansas where he graduated with honors in 1973 with degrees in physics and astronomy. He received a doctor of philosophy in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of California in 1977. Dr. Hawley was selected to join NASA's astronaut program in 1978.


The Hunt Rotary Aeroplane at Jetmore, Kansas

The Hunt Rotary Aeroplane at Jetmore, Kansas
Date: 1910
This photograph shows A.E. Hunt's Rotary Aeroplane which was built in Jetmore, Kansas, during 1910. While Hunt's aircraft proved to be unsuitable for powered flight due its significant weight, it was an important step toward the development of the helicopter.


Wichita - "The air capital of America" location, terrain and weather make city aviation center

Wichita - "The air capital of America" location, terrain and weather make city aviation center
Creator: Wichita [magazine]
This article, published in the August 1927 edition of The Wichita, covers Wichita's status as the air capital of America, as well as the many manufacturers that helped give the city such a distinction. In addition, the piece covers the achievements of the Laird Swallow factory, the fact that the city has six significant airplane factories, the achievements of the Travel Air Company, and the history and work of Clyde Cessna.


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