Fifty Years of Human Space Flight
Closed on September 16, 2013
This exhibit celebrates the Soviet Union and United States' achievements of launching the first human beings into space in 1961, and examines the technological challenges and public impact, as well as the secrecy surrounding the Soviet effort.
Out of this World highlights particular moments from the space age that have inspired artists — the beginning of the space age in 1957, sending astronauts to the Moon and back in 1969, seeing the whole Earth from space in 1972, and creating a better picture of our home galaxy in 1992.
Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity
Closed June 8, 2015
Extra-vehicular activity, or EVA—working outside a spacecraft—changed the nature of human spaceflight. This exhibition presents art, photography, artifacts, and personal accounts to explore EVA and contribute to its ongoing story.
Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
Closed on February 1, 1999
This exhibition featured artifacts from the development of the Star Wars movie trilogy. View the gallery space through the online virtual exhibit and hear audio clips from the interactive audio tour narrated by James Earl Jones.
The 1903 Wright Flyer, the world's first successful airplane, serves as the centerpiece of this exhibition, which tells the story of how Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the airplane.