CALIFORNIA MUSEUM AIR & SPACE

CALIFORNIA CI, CA

Bell X-2 Starbuster Air Force Flight Test Museum

It sat low to the ground, wings swept back, painted white and bullet shaped, waiting for those few who would challenge the unknown edge of space. It was built of an alloy known as K-Monel which proved to be highly resistant to the aerodynamic heat generated by an aircraft that was going to be rapidly baked by friction at speeds that could exceed 2000mph in minutes. It would be pushed to these unexplored places by a sometimes quirky rocket engine, the Curtiss-Wright XLR-25, a twin blowtorch that could be controlled with a throttle unlike its supersonic predecessors the Bell X-1 and the Douglas D558-II. It would take its pilots higher and faster than anything before and they would earn every foot on the altimeter and every click on the Mach meter. As it would fly the aircraft to that edge, backed up by simulations that told of uncontrolled rolls leading to something approached its target speed of Mach 3, its stability would begin to erode and warnings were given to those who terrifying called "inertia coupling", basically tumbling end over end, spinning and rolling all at once.... 

It was a truly beautiful, sometimes dangerous aircraft and they gave her the name... STARBUSTER
Bell X-2 Starbuster Credit: rocbolt

The California Museum Air & Space, located in California City, CA, is a museum dedicated to the history and advancement of aviation and space exploration. The museum features a collection of aircraft and spacecraft, including replicas of famous planes such as the Wright Brothers’ Flyer and the Spirit of St. Louis. Visitors can also see a collection of military aircraft, such as the F-14 Tomcat and the SR-71 Blackbird.

In addition to aircraft, the museum offers exhibits on the history of space exploration, including displays on the Apollo missions and the space shuttle program. Visitors can see a replica of the lunar module used in the Apollo 11 mission and the space shuttle Endeavour.

The California Museum Air & Space also offers educational programs and events, including workshops, lectures, and tours. The museum is open daily and admission fees vary depending on the type of visit. Visitors can also purchase souvenirs and gifts at the museum store.

Overall, the California Museum Air & Space is a must-see destination for aviation and space enthusiasts, as well as anyone interested in the history of flight and exploration.

CALIFORNIA MUSEUM AIR & SPACE is a Uncategorized or General Museum in CALIFORNIA CI CA. US MID #8400601949

The museum is classed as GMU (Uncategorized or General Museums). It comes under American Alliance of Museums (AAM) region: Western (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington). Total revenue from most recent IRS 990 Form: $ 20,809 from tax period 201012 (YYYYMM).

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CALIFORNIA MUSEUM AIR & SPACE
8001 CALIFORNIA CITY BL
CALIFORNIA CI
CA
93505-2663

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CALIFORNIA MUSEUM AIR & SPACE Information

MID # 8400601949
Name CALIFORNIA MUSEUM AIR & SPACE
Alternate Name
Classification Uncategorized or General Museums, , Western
Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) 770320476
NTEECC
Tax period of the latest return filed (YYYYMM) 201012
INCOME 24,154
REVENUE 20,809
LAT/LONG 35.125895, -117.984455
CODES FIPS State Code: 06
FIPS County Code: 029
US Census Tract: 005507
US Census Block: 1003