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A Rutan Model 54 Quickie (This in-Flight photo is of a Q2)

Rutan Model 54 Quickie Q1

This is the Tom Jewett, Burt Rutan, and Gene Sheehan design prototype of what would become a popular composite material...

The Museum's Rutan Model 76 Voyager Replica on display at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Rutan Model 76 Voyager Replica

The Model 76 Voyager was the first round the world non-stop, non-refueled flight. Piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager,...

The Museum's Ryan M-1 on display in the Great Gallery (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Ryan M-1

The Ryan M-1, dubbed "the plane that pays a profit," was America's first production civil monoplane and, starting on...

The Museum's Sikorsky (USA) HH-52 Seaguard engaging in rescue operation practice with the US Coast Guard

Sikorsky (USA) HH-52 Seaguard

The Seaguard helicopter served as a workhorse for the U.S. Coast Guard for over 25 years. The amphibious aircraft has been...

The Museum's Sopwith Camel F.1 Reproduction (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Sopwith Camel F.1 Reproduction

With a Camel, a pilot would become an esteemed and experienced combat flyer, or he'd die trying. Built as a successor to...

The Museum's Sopwith Pup Reproduction (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Sopwith Pup Reproduction

Some pilots called it, "the perfect plane." The Pup was light, basic, and simply simple. "They were tiny little things,"...

The Museum's Sopwith Snipe (7F.1) Reproduction on display in the Personal Courage Wing (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Sopwith Snipe (7F.1) Reproduction

The Snipe was specifically built around the newly developed 230-horsepower Bentley rotary engine. Used as a replacement to...

The Museum's Sopwith Triplane Reproduction on display in the Personal Courage Wing (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

Sopwith Triplane Reproduction

One can't look at the Sopwith Triplane without generating a whole list of questions. Though similar to the Pup, the...

The Museum's Sorrell Cool Crow 1 Parasol

Sorrell Cool Crow 1 Parasol

Nicknamed "The Flying Bathtub," this little airplane was built by Otto "Red" Sorrell of Rochester, Washington. The strange...

Backdropped by the blackness of space, the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft departs from the International Space Station

Soyuz TMA-14 Descent Module

Russia's Reliable RideRussian Soyuz spacecraft have provided access to space for 45 of the first 50 years of human...

The Museum's SPAD XIII (S.13) Reproduction (Photo by Heath Moffatt)

SPAD XIII (S.13) Reproduction

The XIII was designed in late 1916 to counter the twin-gun German fighters appearing over the front. The SPAD XIII had a...

The Museum's Sputnik 1 on display in the Lear Gallery.

Sputnik 1

The Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite-Sputnik 1-aboard an R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile...