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Listen to AirSpace

America’s favorite museum has a podcast.

Each episode, hosts Emily, Matt, and Nick bring their expertise, opinion, and humor to unpack stories that go beyond the Museum’s exhibitions. Whether it’s a review of the latest space movie, analysis of a current NASA mission, or a little-known history behind an artifact, you don’t need to love aviation and space to be entertained (but you might after listening).

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Under Ancient Skies

An album unlike any other, Under Ancient Skies is a collaboration between the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and Grammy Award-winning musician and producer Diplo, with words by the museum, music from Diplo’s album MMXX, and narration by Hrishikesh Hirway.

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Virtual Tours

Tour the National Mall Building

Google Arts and Culture

Take a virtual tour of National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, with Google Street View. Walk through our exhibitions past and present (many are now closed during our renovation). Captured in 2017, this snapshot in time lets you visit the Museum as it appeared before our transformation began. If you want even more, try this virtual tour and jump inside some of our aircraft!

Tour the Udvar-Hazy Center

Google Arts and Culture

Take a virtual tour of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center with Google Street View. Walk through the Museum as it appeared in 2017.

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Artifact Stories

A Look at the SR-71
SR-71 pilot and National Air and Space Museum docent Buz Carpenter gives STEM in 30 host Marty a tour of his favorite plane, the SR-71 Blackbird. NOTE: There is no inside of the Plane. The fuselage is all fuel tanks. This is a tour of the outside of the Aircraft.
Inventing the Airplane, Changing the World
Orville and Wilbur Wright got involved in aviation in the late 1890s. They realized that the airplane was not one invention but many inventions that all needed to work in concert for the machine to be successful. Each year they experimented, the brothers developed answers to questions like propulsion, control, structures, and aerodynamics. On December 17, 1903, on the beaches of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the world’s first airplane lifted off and changed the world forever. Do you know how long that first flight lasted?

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Open Access Images - Download, Share, Create!

A biplane that hangs upside down, with a red body and red and white striped wings.
Google Expeditions
Discover objects and stories at our Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Start by downloading the Go... Expedition app and then check out the Expeditions available to explore.