The first Airstream was made in 1931. Its inventor Wally Byam wanted to create a caravan for travelling, so light that it could be towed by a car from that era and so comfortable it could provide first class accommodation in any location and in all conditions.
President JFK used an Airstream as a mobile office and the first lady Laura Bush used it on her first trip in 2008 to visit the troops in Afghanistan.
Airstreams are even famous in the world of film and in Hollywood lots of actors, including Matthew McConaghey, Patrick Dempsey, Brad Pitt, Tom Hanks, Sean Penn and Denzel Washington, have one.
The legendary Airstream has its roots in the past, but is so strong still today that it has a community of fans around the world among Airstream owners, campers, lovers of design and beauty who find unique and anti-conventional style even in open air life.
About 70% of the Airstreams made since the factory opened are still in use and travel around the world; these futuristic and extraordinary trailers are still made with the original techniques in the USA, in the Jackson Center factory in Ohio.
Since 1983 NASA has been using an Airstream motorhome, nicknamed the “Arstrovan” for transporting the astronauts to the shuttle launch ramp inside the Kennedy Space Center.