Cold War EraA period of time from 1947 to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 that includes the space race and Korean and Vietnam Wars
In 1956, the Soviets held first place — briefly.
November 2013 | By Craig Mellow
Bold missions called for bold architecture.
September 2013 | By Stuart W. Leslie
What happens when helicopters get a little too close.
June 2013 | By Craig A. Thorson
It wasn’t the flashiest jet fighter, but the Grumman F9F was a rugged little aircraft that did everything asked of it.
May 20, 2013 | By Diane Tedeschi
During the Cold War, Boeing execs got a strange call from the State Department: Would you guys mind trading secrets with the Russians?
April 01, 2013 | By Joe Sutter
America’s once-secret air base had humble beginnings.
March 26, 2013 | By Peter Merlin
The Sikorsky HO5S-1 made its name flying medevac missions in Korea.
January 2013 | By Rebecca Maksel
From a Navy Reserve pilot’s letters home, a picture of the darkest days of the Korean War
January 2013 | By David Sears
Low-level aerial photos confirmed that Soviet nuclear missiles were in Cuba in 1962.
September 18, 2012 | By Roger Mola
Flying fast and low over Castro’s Cuba.
September 18, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
The first moonwalker's storied aviation career
August 27, 2012 | By Tony Reichhardt
Naval aviators push Qaddafi's buttons in a 1981 exercise.
July 2012 | By Commander Thompson E. Sanders U.S. Navy (Ret.)
The occupational hazards of flying the U-2.
May 2012 | By Mark Betancourt
One of Lockheed’s former chief test pilots for high altitude reconnaissance describes the joys and terrors of the U-2.
March 2012 | By Linda Shiner
Once a top secret, the U-2 is one photogenic spyplane.
March 20, 2012 | By Paul Hoversten
These Museum staffers and volunteers once served their country in the armed forces. Now they serve in a different way.
November 10, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
What ever happened to the YB-49 and the XB-35?
August 16, 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
Launching two very different capsules—and a space race.
August 2011 | By Rebecca Maksel
How we turned the A3D into a tanker.
July 2011 | By Hadley Dixon
Neighbors, families, and friends watched the skies for enemy bombers.
July 2011 | By Mark Wolverton