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Mission Statement

The Frontiers of Flight Museum introduces visitors of all ages -- from the avid aviation buff to a child on the first visit -- to the rich diversity of aviation and space flight history. These are the stories of the men and women who went higher, faster, farther and first in aviation and space flight. The Museum's collection includes more than 30 aircraft and space vehicles with more than 33,000 supporting artifacts including flight gear, aircraft equipment and components, photographs, documents and other flight-related memorabilia. As a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, the Museum's exhibits and educational programs strive for the highest professional standards. The Museum is visited by more than 100,000 visitors annually, including more than 10,000 children served in the Museums education programs. The Museum provides free admission to active military personnel. The Educational Program offers classes for all ages throughout the year, designed to excite the imagination in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through spacecraft design, aerodynamics, model-building, space survival and other disciplines. The Living History/Oral History Program features highly knowledgeable volunteers that tell the stories of prominent personalities in aviation history. These talented performers, dressed in authentic clothing with appropriate presentation materials, portray Jimmy Doolittle, Orville Wright, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Amelia Earhart and Admiral Charles Rosendahl, Wiley Post, and others. Outreach programs have been expanded to reach more under-served children. Two recent additions include the Flight School Summer Camp at Dallas Executive Airport and the Young Women's STEM Leadership Initiative. The Flight School at Dallas Executive Airport 2014 served 240 low-income children, primarily African-American and Hispanic. The Young Women's STEM Leadership Initiative is serving more than 600 young women, primarily low-income and either Hispanic or African-American.

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The Frontiers of Flight Museum introduces visitors of all ages -- from the avid aviation buff to a child on the first visit -- to the rich diversity of aviation and space flight history. These are the stories of the men and women who went higher, faster, farther and first in aviation and space flight. The Museum's collection includes more than 30 aircraft and space vehicles with more than 33,000 supporting artifacts including flight gear, aircraft equipment and components, photographs, documents and other flight-related memorabilia. As a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, the Museum's exhibits and educational programs strive for the highest professional standards. The Museum is visited by more than 100,000 visitors annually, including more than 10,000 children served in the Museums education programs. The Museum provides free admission to active military personnel. The Educational Program offers classes for all ages throughout the year, designed to excite the imagination in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through spacecraft design, aerodynamics, model-building, space survival and other disciplines. The Living History/Oral History Program features highly knowledgeable volunteers that tell the stories of prominent personalities in aviation history. These talented performers, dressed in authentic clothing with appropriate presentation materials, portray Jimmy Doolittle, Orville Wright, Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Amelia Earhart and Admiral Charles Rosendahl, Wiley Post, and others. Outreach programs have been expanded to reach more under-served children. Two recent additions include the Flight School Summer Camp at Dallas Executive Airport and the Young Women's STEM Leadership Initiative. The Flight School at Dallas Executive Airport 2014 served 240 low-income children, primarily African-American and Hispanic. The Young Women's STEM Leadership Initiative is serving more than 600 young women, primarily low-income and either Hispanic or African-American.

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