International Women’s Air & Space Museum

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  • Description

    A museum dedicated to women in aviation and aerospace throughout the 19th century till today and beyond. Its mission is to collect, document, preserve and display memorabilia and artifacts related to the history, culture, and the way of life of the women in all areas of air and space travel.
    Hear the stories of women who made history, such as Amelia Earhart, Katharine Wright Haskell, the encouraging sister of the Wright brothers, women who served as air service pilots during WW2, and the ‘Mercury 13’ crew.
    Explore the temporary and permanent exhibits showcasing items of individual women pilots and astronauts, such as Captain Jennifer Harris, Ruth Nichols, and Bessie Coleman. Enjoy special events, including ‘Dinner with a Slice of History’, ‘Wings of Women STEM Conference’ and ‘Out Of This World Circus Day’.
    The International Women’s Air & Space Museum was founded by the ‘Ninety-Nines’ – an international organization of women pilots established in 1929 to support and promote women in aviation. Amelia Earhart was the first elected president of the organization.

    NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Interviewed by the International Women's Air & Space Museum on NASA-TV

    NASA astronaut Christina Koch is interviewed by Marcy Frumker, trustee for the International Women's Air & Space Museum on NASA-TV before her first flight to the International Space Station.
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    Address: Burke Lakefront Airport, Rm 165, 1501 N. Marginal Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44114, USA
    Free admission.
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