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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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.
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Fabric mail bag marked "U.S. Mail, 1., Foreign."; size 56cm x 61cm.
Air Mail Bag
Early air mail was placed in heavy canvas bags and carried inside a special compartment in front of the pilot on most mail planes
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Donated by The United States Postal Service
United States of America
Orgaic Fiber Fabric (Canvas)
Organic Fiber Thread (Cord)
3-D (On Display): 56 × 23 × 61cm (22 1/16 × 9 1/16 × 24 in.)
National Air and Space Museum
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Today's Hours: 10:00 am to 5:30 pm