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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.
Mercury's Colorful New Look
This color image reveals two of Mercury's named craters, Basho and Bartok. Basho is the dark-rimmed crater to the far left of the image, and Bartok is the bright yellow crater approximately in the center. Both craters have visible central peaks, but Bartok's peaks appear blue in this image, indicating they may be made of a different material that was unearthed by the large force of the impact.