The next event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6, when visitors will be invited to look in the cargo hold of the C-119J Flying Boxcar, which 60 years ago made the first mid-air recovery of an object returning from space. The C-119J caught the Discoverer XIV satellite using recovery gear lowered from the open rear door. Learn more about the aircraft and its feat from museum volunteer Col. (Ret.) Jerry Millhouse.
On Aug. 6 the museum also will open the cockpit of the Soviet aircraft MiG-29A. Museum volunteer Maj. (Ret.) James Kiklasevich will give a unique perspective of the aircraft’s capabilities because while on active duty he served as an instructor pilot and is a systems engineer.