Crab Nebula


Curious about Astronomy, the Space Shuttle, or the Wright brothers? Explore a variety of educational materials and fun activities for all ages related to popular aviation and space topics. We are continually adding new topics for you to explore and learn!

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Civil War Ballooning

History was made on the National Mall in 1861 when Thaddeus Lowe demonstrated the potential of balloons for aerial reconnaissance. 

Women in Air and Space History

Women are represented in every gallery in the Museum. Learn about women's contributions to aviation and space history. 

Look Inside!

Have a look inside our artifacts with these panoramic views of some of our most significant cockpits. 

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