National Air and Space Museum 2015 Annual Report

Temporary Exhibitions

Spread Your Wings
NASA astronaut Chris Fergusons "flies" with visitors in Above and Beyond's "Spread Your Wings" interactive activity.
  • Art of the Airport Tower, which opened November 11 at the Museum in Washington, DC, is composed of 50 photographs by Museum Specialist Carolyn Russo and explores the varied forms and functions of airport traffic control towers in the U.S. and around the world. A companion book, Art of the Airport Tower, was published in 2015. The exhibition is sponsored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, Air Traffic Control Association, Harris Corp., Rockwell Collins, Saab, and Thales. Epson America Inc. and Manfrotto provided in-kind support. The exhibition will begin a traveling tour in December 2016.
  • Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition was open at the Museum in Washington, D.C., from August 1, 2015 through January 3, 2016. The exhibition celebrated aerospace technology and explored its future through interactive, hands-on activities. This was one of the most interactive exhibitions the Museum has ever hosted, and visitors’ reactions will help with the development of future museum exhibitions. The exhibition was produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing, in collaboration with NASA and the Museum.