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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.
Paul van Hoeydonck with "Fallen Astronaut" Sculpture
Belgian sculptor Paul van Hoeydonck holds up a copy of the minituare aluminum sculpture he created called "Fallen Astronaut," which was taken on the Apollo 15 mission to the Moon and left there along with a plaque honoring the 14 American and Soviet space travelers who had died to that point in service to human spaceflight. The photo was taken circa 1972.