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.
Don’t miss our fast-paced webcasts designed to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in 30 minutes.
Experts answer your questions about aerospace.
Our scientists are involved in current research focused on the Martian climate and geology. Find out what we’re discovering.
Recognize your favorite air or space enthusiast. Add their name to the Museum’s Wall of Honor.
The Mercury boots were lightweight, nylon-fabric boots with tennis-shoe-type soles. Manufactured by the B.F. Goodrich Company, they were lightweight and flexible.
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Alan B. Shepard Jr.
B. F. Goodrich Co.
United States of America
Upper: Aluminized nylon, polyester, brass
Clothing: 30.5 x 11.4 x 21.6cm (12 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
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