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Thaddeus Lowe at the Battle of Fair Oaks

Civil War Ballooning

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

Jaqueline Cochran

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. 

View from inside the cockpit of the Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird

Look Inside!

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

Willa Brown

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