Aircraft tested in TTR and Area 51 earmarked for display at Samuel Oschin Air & Space Center

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Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on February 05, 2024 at 10:14:56 PST:

Given that the Endeavour space shuttle was just recently hoisted to 'liftoff' position after being moved into the California Science Center's Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center that is currently under construction, I just uploaded the following photos of what aircraft will be displayed in the upper floor of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center when that building is completed:

While the map of the upper floor plan for the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center includes the F-117 (which airframe will be put on display remains undisclosed), plans for the upper floor of this building to include a hall centering on stealth technology along with the D-21, I can only make the following guesses:
- The D-21 to be put on display in this center could be one of the D-21s that were moved to the boneyard in Arizona
- The stealth hall could include an interactive about stealthy warplanes, missiles, and experimental aircraft tested at Area 51 during the Cold War and beyond, but also desktop models of Quartz and Tier III design studies, the Lockheed Senior Peg proposals, the Northrop B-2, and 1980s design studies by the Lockheed company for the Mach 5 Penetrator
- One of the Northrop Grumman P-ISR ("RQ-180") service test vehicles could be displayed there assuming that the US Air Force publicly unveils this drone for the first time in the near future


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