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Visit us in Washington, DC and Chantilly, VA to explore hundreds of the world’s most significant objects in aviation and space history.
Learn how aviation and spaceflight transformed the world.
The lunar module represents one of humanity’s greatest achievements: landing people on another heavenly body.
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Boeing B-29 Superfortress, Silverplate "Enola Gay," NASM
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower left nose.
Boeing B-29, Silverplate "Enola Gay," NASM; Exhibits, NASM, Enola Gay Controversy
Bombs, Nuclear, Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Boeing B-29, Silverplate "Enola Gay," NASM; Exhibits, NASM, Enola Gay Controversy
Propulsion, Engines, Wright Cyclone 18 (R-3350) 18-Cylinder Radial; Boeing B-29, Silverplate "Enola Gay," NASM; Exhibits, NASM, Enola Gay Controversy