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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.
F-1 Rocket Engine at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Five huge F-1 rocket engines were needed to lift the 30-story-tall Saturn V Moon rocket off the launchpad. Through the use of mirrors, one full engine and a one quarter cutaway produce a view of the five-engine cluster at the base of the Saturn V first stage. The F-1 rocket engine is on display at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.