The Prologue Room portrays a century of aviation progress and the innovative airplanes and spacecraft the men and women of Boeing have built. Hundreds of scale models, photographs, paintings and artifacts tell an amazing story of discovery.
Visitors can view large-scale models of the F-15 Eagle, F/A-18 Hornet and AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, and an operational unmanned ScanEagle.
Wind-tunnel-size models include Boeing’s newest 787 Dreamliner, C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angel and Air Force One.
Displays of rockets and missiles include full-scale models of a Harpoon radar-guided missile, a JDAM smart weapon and a Small Diameter Bomb.
At the exhibit’s center are full-size engineering mockups of the Mercury and Gemini spacecraft that carried America's first astronauts into space. Also on display are models of the Space Shuttle, Sky Lab and the International Space Station.
Touch-screen kiosks throughout the museum help visitors to learn more about the products of Boeing through dozens of videos describing the development of the venerable airplanes and spacecraft that lead the way in the advancement of technology, change the way we travel, defend our freedoms and discover new frontiers.
Guests may view a rare collection of fine art, including one of the largest collections of paintings by famed aviation artist R.G. Smith. His bold and dramatic work captures significant achievements in flight, space travel and world history.