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Above and Beyond celebrates the power of innovation. Packed with interactive challenges; vehicle concept models and prototypes; immersive media presentations; and inspiring innovator stories, this exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make impossible dreams take flight.
Visitors to Above and Beyond will:
Learn about innovations in aviation and space technologies and the people who made them possible.
Receive an interactive introduction to the forces of flight.
Explore the most exciting concepts for the future of flight on Earth.
Apply the principles of aerodynamics and propulsion to design a supersonic fighter jet.
Contemplate the physical and mental challenges of a long-haul flight to Mars.
Produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing, in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.