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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.
Stafford and Leonov Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) Handshake
Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford (in foreground) and Cosmonaut Aleksei A. Leonov make their historic handshake in space on July 17, 1975 during the joint U.S.-USSR Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) docking in Earth orbit mission. This picture was made from a frame of 16mm motion picture film.