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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.
Our Favorite Photos From 2001
Explore some incredible visitor images from our 2001: The Bromicide Fest exhibition.
We remember Alan L. Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon and the only artist to have visited the Moon.
How the patches on Sally Ride’s flight jacket help tell her groundbreaking story of spaceflight.
Parsecs are actually astronomical units—not just in the Star Wars universe—used to measure distance, not time. (Sorry, Han.)
Racing Champion Nemesis NXT Comes to Air and Space
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, has a new addition: Nemesis NXT, a record-breaking Sport-class air racer.
The Making of 2001's Star Gate Sequence
Filmaker and special effects artist Doug Trumbull shares the behind-the-scenes story of 2001: A Space Odyssey's most groundbreaking scenes.
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.