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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.
Learn how aviation and spaceflight transformed the world.
The lunar module represents one of humanity’s greatest achievements: landing people on another heavenly body.
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.
The National Air and Space Museum's She Can STEM Summer Camp will offer middle school girls from low-income households a glimpse at the exciting opportunities that aerospace has to offer.
Remembering Tom Wolfe and The Right Stuff
Tom Wolfe, the author of The Right Stuff (1979), one of the most iconic literary books about spaceflight, died this week.
Do you have what it takes to fly the friendly skies? Becoming a commercial pilot takes time, training, and dedication.
By today’s standards, sending a letter in the mail might seem a little antiquated. But 100 years ago, it was cutting edge communication.
The Real Technology Behind 2001’s HAL
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, some reflections on the most famous character in the film: HAL, the on-board computer.
You’ve heard about a gastropub, but what about an astropub? Nobody becomes an astronaut for the food, but space cuisine has come a long way since the 1960s.
We explore the real-world engineering process in the Design Hangar at the Museum in Washington, DC. Now, you can try out our design challenges at home with just a few kitchen supplies.
NASA astronauts thank the educators who helped inspire them to achieve their dreams.
The Star Wars Galaxy in Real Space
How fans celebrate the Star Wars galaxy, whether it's at the National Air and Space Museum or aboard the International Space Station.
Get to know Ellen Stofan, the National Air and Space Museum’s next John and Adrienne Mars Director.