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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.
Earhart and George Palmer Putnam
Amelia Earhart and George Palmer Putnam. After Earhart’s transatlantic passenger flight, publisher and public relations wizard Putnam became her manager. In 1931 she married him—hesitantly—on the condition that they would separate in a year if unhappy. Though some called it a marriage of convenience, they remained together.