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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.
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.
Total vs Annular Eclipse
The image on the left shows a total solar eclipse, where the entire surface of the Sun is covered. The image on the right shows an annular eclipse, where the Sun’s surface is exposed in the shape of a ring.
Left: Steve Albers, Dennis DiCicco and Gary Emerson, Right: Stephan Heinsius