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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.
How has Star Trek influenced your life or career? Share your story and tell us!
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.
The Lee-Lincoln Scarp on the Moon
The Lee-Lincoln Scarp on the Moon. This digital terrain model derived from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) stereo images shows the fault scarp extending across the volcanic plains of the Taurus-Littrow valley and upslope into North Massif were highlands material are also thrust up (white arrows). The scarp is just west of the Apollo 17 landing site (black arrow). It is the only extraterrestrial fault scarp to be explored by humans (astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt).