Featured Object Group Aerial Cameras

The National Air and Space Museum’s aerial cameras have photographed or filmed birds, cold war secrets, the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll, Indian ruins in the American Southwest, and scenes from Top Gun and The Great Waldo Pepper.

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Featured Object Group Aircraft

Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum.

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Featured Object Group Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed in the Lunar Module Eagle and became the first humans to step foot on the lunar surface while astronaut Michael Collins orbited above inside the Command Module, Columbia.

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Featured Object Group Awards and Insignia

Awards, medals, pins, and accessories from the Museum's collections.

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Featured Object Group Collection Highlights at the National Air and Space Museum in DC

A selection of well-known and world-renowned air and space artifacts at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

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Featured Object Group Collection Highlights at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia

A selection of well-known and world-renowned air and space artifacts at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

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Featured Object Group Fly Now! The National Air and Space Museum Poster Collection

Posters in the collection are significant both for their esthetic value and because they are a unique representation of the cultural, commercial and military history of aviation during a significant period of its technological and social development.

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Featured Object Group Human Spaceflight

The Human Spaceflight collection spans decades of achievements from the first U.S. manned Mercury missions through Apollo, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station.

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