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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.
Explore striking lunar landscapes from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera in this exhibition where art meets science.
The X-1 proved an aircraft could travel faster than sound and gathered transonic flight data that is still valuable today.
Don’t miss our fast-paced webcasts designed to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in 30 minutes.
Apollo 11 was a global event. What did that historic mission mean to you? Share your story and read what others have to say.
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.