Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Landing at Dulles


Explore our learning resources related to flight.

Teach your students and kids about our aviation and flight with National Air and Space Museum resources, including interactive activities, blogs, videos, episodes of our middle school webcast STEM in 30, AirSpace podcast episodes, and more.

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Amazing Stories

AirSpace: Hail to the Chief

Korean War Adversaries

“We Heard a Loud Boom!”- Miracle on the Hudson


Balloons and Airships

STEM in 30: At the Balloon Fiesta

Making Hot Air Balloons

What is Buoyancy

Lift: Lighter Than Air Aircraft

Lighter Than Air


Early Flight

How Pigeons Helped the British in World War I

STEM in 30: Kites

Kites to Flight-Inventing with the Wright Brothers

AirSpace: The Ninety-Nines


Getting to Orbit

Rocket Lab

Gravity Keeps Us Down to Earth

Thrust: Rocket Engines

Is There Gravity in Orbit?

Orbital Motion


How Things Fly

Engineering Design Challenge

Create Your Own Paper Airplane

Controlled Flight

Forces of Flight

How Wings Work

Roll, Pitch, and Yaw

Distance Challenge

Bernoulli Brain-Teasers


In The Museum

Inside the Cockpit of Amelia Earhart's Vega

5 Things to Know about the Spitfire

A Closer Look at Landing Gear

A Guiding Light: The Airway Beacon Tower


Innovations in Flight

What is the Boeing CST-100 Starliner?

Ten Objects that Transformed the World

Explore the F-117 Nighthawk

NASA’s X-57: Electric is the Shape of Things to Come


My Flight Story

From Cowboy Boots to Space Boots

Meet Astronauts Terry Virts & Samantha Cristoferetti

Teacher Edition with NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold

AirSpace: Bailing Out


Pioneer Stories

What da Vinci and Skydiver Alan Eustace Have in Common

Milestones of Flight: The Lindberghs

Second to None: Apollo 12 Crew

Samuel Langley


Spying From Above

Tour of the SR-71 Blackbird

Airspace: Spies in the Skies

STEM in 30: Spy Planes - Eyes in the Sky

The A-12 Oxcart on Display at CIA Headquarters


Vertical Flight

The Science of Vertical Flight

Helicoptor Flight: 360 Video

Helicopter Controls

Copters, Choppers, and the Phrog


Wright Brothers

Embracing the Impossible

Wright Brothers' Flight Path

Engineering the Wright Way Activity

Airplane's Family Tree: From Wright Brothers to Today

The Wright Stuff: Flying the Wright Flyer

Wright Brothers Patent Journey

Could the Wright Brothers Fly Today's Commercial Planes?

Wing Warping the Wright Way

Google Expedition

Women in Aviation

Discover women in aviation who are featured in exhibits at our Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Start by downloading the Go... Expedition app and then browse to the Expedition.