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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.
1923 Fokker T-2 in Pioneers of Flight
In 1923 the Fokker T-2 became the first airplane to fly nonstop across the United States. Two pilots took turns flying the airplane. One sat in the open-air cockpit just behind the engine. The other sat behind a large fuel tank in the cabin below the wing. An auxillary set of flight controls in the cabin was used to fly the airplane while the pilots switched positions.