50 years ago, Jerrie Mock became the first woman to pilot an aircraft around the world in the Cessna C-180 Spirit of Columbus, on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center in VA.
In the early days of aviation, African Americans were routinely denied access to training as pilots. Black Wings explores the challenges they overcame.
Our scientists use radar to peek below Venus' thick atmosphere and map its rocky surface. Find out more about this research.
Living and Working in Space: Conducting Solar Observations from Skylab
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Learn about the forces of flight in this online exhibition with fun activities.
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Celebrating Jerrie Mock, the First Woman to Fly Around the World
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