For many, the passion for aerospace sparked by a trip to the National Air and Space Museum will light their life’s path, wherever it leads: Across decades of exploration and tireless devotion to knowledge and discovery. To thinking critically. To designing with precision and imagination. To building better and smarter.
Within every one of the artifacts in the National Air and Space Museum’s collection lives the potential to spark curiosity and fuel imagination. Because while the original Wright Flyer or the actual Apollo 11 capsule or any one of the thousands of other historic objects on exhibit may hold a visitor’s attention for only a moment, these artifacts still have the power to unleash limitless wonder.