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The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition in collaboration with NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards.

This collaboration serves to celebrate the Armstrong Flight Research Center’s 75th anniversary. The Armstrong Flight Research Center is approximately 22 miles northeast of Lancaster, located on Edwards Air Force Base. The exhibition features video footage, photos, and artifacts from past flight tests and experiments, illustrating the Center’s accomplishments in aviation and aerospace.

The exhibition will be open to the public on June 5 at the museum. While MOAH is excited to be open to the public, their top priority is the health and safety of museum visitors and staff. MOAH asks visitors to wear a mask and follow the protocols for outdoor and indoor gatherings compliant with Los Angeles County and City of Lancaster guidelines.

Armstrong Flight Research Center is NASA’s primary location for high-risk, atmospheric flight research and test projects. The Armstrong 75th Anniversary exhibition addresses the groundwork and research conducted to advance aviation and aerospace technology.

The artifacts featured in this exhibition are representative of the scientific journey to monumental achievements such as new fire safety technology and the first successful moon landing. Among these artifacts are a pair of pink tactical boots that once belonged to the late test pilot and researcher, Bill Dana.

Visitors will find highlight reel footage of NASA’s modified Boeing 746SP aircraft, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), as well as photos of various aircraft jets, space shuttles, and the essential researchers responsible for creating them.

Also on display is a small Tire Assault Vehicle (TAV) created from a modified remote-controlled World War II German tank model kit and used to safely deflate space shuttle tires under harsh conditions. Over the years, the Armstrong Flight Research Center has conducted various aviation and aerospace investigations. This exhibition features their collection of artifacts from past missions and projects.