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A recent study of the iconic 1930s racing airplane, the Turner RT-14 Meteor, highlights its complex origins. Read about what was learned about Roscoe Turner's racer as it went through a thorough inspection in preparation for display.
How an accident gave us the checklist, and safer flying.
Many artifacts from the Apollo missions are closer than you think. Through collaborations with affiliate organizations, the Smithsonian sponsors traveling exhibits and shares artifacts with museums throughout the U.S. and abroad, including more than 300 artifacts from the Apollo program.
The checklists Sally Ride included in her personal papers help tell the story of her remarkable life.
More than 50 years ago, a fire killed three Apollo astronauts. My grandfather was there.
Ambitious plans for gas stations in space could extend the lives of satellites
What's new in aviation and space.
Artists have envisioned stunning possibilities of our futures in space, from living on distant worlds to constructing orbiting fuel depots. many of these paintings, drawings, and even models can be found in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum.
The Loving WR-3 was a roadable airplane designed and built by Neal V. Loving, an aeronautical engineer and pilot.
For the Lindberghs flying over vast stretches of water and wilderness in the early 1930s, reliable radio equipment was a necessity.