After more than a year of extensive research and meticulous conservation, the Star Trek starship Enterprise has been stabilized, restored to its appearance from August 1967, and placed on display in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.
Neil Armstrong's spacesuit arrived at the Museum in the early 1970s after NASA had taken it on a nationwide tour. The spacesuit immediately went on display and remained on display for 30 years until deterioration from long-term display and handling mandated its return to storage for stabilization in January 2006.
The National Air and Space Museum is embarking on the preservation of one of its signature artifacts, the Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder Flak-Bait. This medium bomber and its crews flew more missions than any other American aircraft during World War II. Today, the artifact still bears the...
Modified impact craters attest to the fact that some form of precipitation and surface runoff occurred throughout the early history of Mars. We are conducting a systematic analysis of all modified impact craters on Mars to learn more.
The Mars Landing site steering committee co-led the science community MSL landing site selection process and helped evaluate the landing site in Gale crater where layered rocks should yield information on the past conditions and habitability of Mar