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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.
How has the life and legacy of John Glenn inspired your own life?
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.
Apollo 11 Armstrong on Moon
Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11 Commander, became the first man to step on the moon on July 21, 1969. He and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin planted the United States flag where they landed on the moon.