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Learn how aviation and spaceflight transformed the world.
The lunar module represents one of humanity’s greatest achievements: landing people on another heavenly body.
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Colored etching of Mr. James Sadler (February 1753-28 March 1828) in the gondola of his balloon crossing the Irish Channel from Dublin to England, October 1, 1812. Scene shows the balloon aloft over water and a lighthouse with Mr. Sadler holding two flags. "Erin go Bragh" is written on the gondola. Forced down in the water, he almost drowned before being rescued. 'Pub by Sidebotham Sachville St. Importer & publisher of Caricature prints, the greatest variety of humerous prints in Europe for sale.'
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.