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Anytime, anywhere you can enjoy a variety of online programs, stories, videos, activities, virtual tours, and resources from us here at Air and Space.  We've compiled some of our best digital resources below and we're continually adding new content, so please check back. Join us on social media to stay connected with our latest stories and digital experiences, and let us know what you'd like to see online from Air and Space.

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K-12 Programs

STS-130 EVA - International Space Station Cupola

Smithsonian Science Starters

A storyteller reads to a group.

Online Programs for Early Learners

 

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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Virtual Tours

Wide panoramic view inside the Museum in Washington, DC showing the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall

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!

Wide panoramic view inside Udvar-Hazy Center showing Space Shuttle Discovery in Space Hall

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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Activities and Games

Geography from Space

Geography From Space Quiz

Pilot Pals

Pilot Pals (K-1)

Jenny Stamps

Fly the Mail

Screenshot of Wright Brother Activity

Engineering the Wright Way

The International Space Station (ISS)

Spot the ISS From Your Back Yard

Look Inside - Cockpit Panoramas

Front engine and silver single-blade propeller on red Amelia Earhart Lockheed Vega 5B aircraft

Lockheed Vega 5B

Gemini VII

Interior view of cockpit and instrument panels from Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft

Messerschmitt Bf 109

Inside Skylab Orbital Workshop

Skylab Orbital Workshop

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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Explore Objects in 3d

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Picture of Apollo 11 Command Module on display.

Apollo 11 Command Module

1903 Wright Flyer in 3D

1903 Wright Flyer

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Pioneer Stories

Bessie Coleman

Pioneering Women

The First American Astronauts - Mercury 7

An Evening With Two Mercury Astronauts

Apollo 8 Crew

An Evening with the Apollo 8 Astronauts

First cadets, Tuskegee

Inspired by Tuskegee Airmen

Open Access Images - Download, Share, Create!

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.