American Aerospace Pioneers

American Aerospace Pioneers

Through the years, American aviators, designers, and scientists--civilian and military alike--have led the way in exploring the frontiers of flight. Many of these men and women became legends while striving to expand the limits of human experience.

Charles Alfred "Chief" Anderson Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold
Harry Nelson Atwood John Leland "Lee" Atwood
Thomas Scott Baldwin James Herman Banning
Florence Lowe "Pancho" Barnes Lincoln Beachey
Olive Ann Mellor Beech Walter Herschel Beech
Alexander Graham Bell Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.
John Robert Boyd Janet Harmon Bragg
Willa Beatrice Brown Eugene Jacques Bullard
Octave Alexander Chanute Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran
Cornelius Robinson Coffey Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman
Eileen Marie Collins Glenn Hammond Curtiss
James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle Amelia Mary Earhart
Eugene Burton Ely Jean Marie "Jeannie" Flynn
Cornelia Clark Fort Benjamin Delahauf Foulois
Charles Keeney Hamilton Harold Hurd
Laura Ingalls Theodore von Karman
Samuel Pierpont Langley Ruth Bancroft Law
Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. Max Lillie
Charles Augustus Lindbergh Nancy Harkness Love
William Lendrum "Billy" Mitchell John Joseph Montgomery
Grover Cleveland Nash Ruth Rowland Nichols
Mason Mathews Patrick Wiley Hardeman Post
William J. Powell Harriet Quimby
Sally Kristen Ride Blanche Stuart Scott
Chauncey Edward Spencer Katherine Stinson
Charles Edward Taylor Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden
William R. Thompson Dale Lawrence White
Gustave Albin Whitehead Walter Folger Brown