Korean War Figures
Jesse L. Brown: The U.S. Navy’s First Black Aviator
The son of a sharecropper, Mississippi-born Jesse Leeroy Brown would do whatever it took to become a pilot and break the navy's color barrier
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Aviation Pioneer
More than 100 years ago, Samuel Langley's team of specialists from the Smithsonian Institution proved to a small group of astonished observers that powered flight was possible. But they still had to prove that their Aerodrome could safely carry a man into the sky.