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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.
Apollo 11 was a global event. What did that historic mission mean to you? Share your story and read what others have to say.
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 his or her name to the Museum’s Wall of Honor.
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Explore our learning resources related to engineering and technology.
Apollo Astronomy Communication Engineering for Engineers Flight Landing Robots Space
The Armstrong Purse: Flown Apollo 11 Lunar Artifacts
Putting on an Apollo Spacesuit
Mystery of Grey Spots on Apollo Glove
Apollo Inflight Exerciser
Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Extravehicular Gloves and Visor
The Saga of Writing in Space
Looking Closer at the Saturn V
Guiding the Saturn V from Earth to Space
Astronomy Awaits at the Very Large Array
Hubble Space Telescope: From Rocky Start to Rockstar
Nancy Grace Roman "Mother of Hubble"
The Deep Space Network
STEM in 30: Time and Navigation
GPS: A Generation of Service to the World
How Astronauts Phone Home
STEM in 30: World Record Skydive
Create Your Own Paper Airplane
STEM in 30: Rockets and Race Cars
Science and Engineering Stories
Engineering the Wright Way
STEM in 30: Complex Problems, Simple Machines
STEM in 30: The Science of Safety
Forces of Flight
Wing Warping the Wright Way
STEM in 30: Lighter, Stronger, Better: Composites
Behind the Winter Olympics' Drone Show
STEM in 30: Spy Planes: Eyes in the Sky
Engineering Behind Landing on Other Planets
Why Landing on Earth Is Like a Series of Car Crashes
Sewing Machines, Balloons, and Rocket Fuel
NASA's Flying Saucer: Learning to Land on Mars
Science of a Not-so-soft Splashdown
Spaceflight and Surviving Shark Attacks
FIRST Lego League Game Walkthrough
What is FIRST?
What Comes SECOND?
AirSpace: Live at SXSW
EZ Science 4 - The Path to Mars
Uncovering the Secrets of the Ranger 7
Tools of the EVA Trade
Behind the Scenes: Light Fields of Discovery
Virgin Galactic Rocket Motor Joins Air and Space Collection
Coding Brings Mars Data Down to Earth
AirSpace: Out of the Frying Pan