Nose Cone on Exhibit in the Aircraft Building, by Unknown, 1961, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, The nose cone of the RVX 1-5 on exhibit in the Aircraft Building of the National Air and Space Museum. It is the first recovered nose cone after a flight of intercontinental range. It was given to the museum in 1961 by United States Air Force. Three unidentified people are standing behind the nose cone..