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San Diego Air & Space Museum – Virtual Tour

San Diego Air & Space Museum - Virtual Tour

San Diego Air & Space Museum – Virtual Tour

San Diego Air & Space Museum is an aviation and space exploration museum located in Balboa Park. The museum first opened in 1963, and 2005 the museum became affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution.

It is one of only ten aerospace museums in the country to have such an affiliation, and one of only two affiliated museums in San Diego.

The museum is divided into many galleries including:

  • World War I Gallery – with an Albatros D.Va, a Fokker Dr.I and Fokker E.III Eindecker
  • Golden Age of Flight Gallery
  • World War II Gallery – with a Curtiss P-40E Warhawk, Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14, and a Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI.
  • Modern Jet & Space Age Gallery – F/A-18 A Hornet “Blue Angel 1” and an Apollo Command and Service Module mock-up.
  • Pavilion of Flight Gallery –  with a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17, Mercury spacecraft (mock-up), and Bell AH-1E Cobra

The restoration shop is available for tours when work is being done.

San Diego Air & Space Museum - Virtual Tour

 1944 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI – San Diego Air & Space Museum

Highlights of the San Diego Air & Space Museum

  • Lockheed A-12 Oxcart
  • Convair YF2Y Sea Dart
  • Apollo 9 command module Gumdrop
  • Spirit of St. Louis replica 
  • Curtiss 1912 amphibious aircraft
  • Montgomery 1911 Evergreen glider
  • General Atomics MQ-1 Predator UAV 
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI
  • North American P-51D Mustang
  • Mitsubishi A6M7 “Zero-sen”
  • F-4S Phantom II
  • Bell AH-1E Cobra
  • PBY-5A Catalina

San Diego Air & Space Museum - Virtual Tour

San Diego Air & Space Museum

  • Museum:          San Diego Air & Space Museum
  • Formerly:          San Diego Aerospace Museum
  • City:                  San Diego, California
  • Country:           United States
  • State:                California
  • Established:      1961
  • Type:                 Air & Space Museum,  Military & War Museum
  • Location:           2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA, United States

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San Diego Air & Space Museum – 360 Views

San Diego Air & Space Museum – 360 Views

San Diego Air & Space Museum – 360 Views

San Diego Air & Space Museum – 360 Views

San Diego Air & Space Museum – 360 Views

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“Our two greatest problems are gravity and paperwork. We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.”
– Wernher von Braun, Rocket Engineer

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Photo Credit: San Diego Air & Space Museum / No restrictions; Tomás Del Coro from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0); Tomás Del Coro from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

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