Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Exhibitions

Permanent

Beyond the Limits in the Washington, DC building closed permanently to make way for a new exhibition, Time and Navigation, opening in 2013.

50 Years of Human Spaceflight

Photo: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth on April 12, 1961, in a Vostok spacecraft such as this, thus beginning the era of human spaceflight.