The National Museum of the USAF ready to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the service

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Here you’ll find the pen used by former President Donald Trump to create the new service, as well as space-related uniforms, vehicles and rockets, history explanations, missions and more.

Starting Saturday, visitors can also explore the 5,000 square foot “Above and Beyond” exhibit, which features an interactive demonstration of the forces and physics involved in flight.

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Here, museum visitors can experience flight simulation, immersive theater, touch screens, and augmented reality exhibits.

“Rising off the ground, you know there are certain forces that we have to interact with – lift, weight, thrust, drag,” said Mike Brimmer, head of the museum’s education division. “With every flying object, including birds and drones or satellites, rockets, airplanes, all have to deal with the same forces of flight. And this exhibition illustrates that.

Want to design a virtual plane? Here you can do it.

A flight design station at the “Above and Beyond” exhibit at the National Museum of the US Air Force. THOMAS GNAU/ WRITER

A flight design station at the “Above and Beyond” exhibit at the National Museum of the US Air Force. THOMAS GNAU/ WRITER

The exhibition runs until December 15.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. Be aware if you visit on Saturday that nearly 8,000 runners will be on or near the museum grounds for the four-race Air Force Marathon.

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The museum — which itself is set to celebrate its centennial next spring — features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space.

The entrance to the museum is at gate 28B of Springfield Street in Riverside.

For more information, visit https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Events/75th-anniversary/.

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