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Past Exhibition

At The Controls: The National Air and Space Museum Looks at Cockpits

At the Controls gave visitors an opportunity to view the cockpits of a number of the aircraft and spacecraft in the National Air and Space Museum collections. Many of these historically significant craft are one of a kind, others are well known, even by non-aviation buffs, for significant events in mankind's travel through air and space history.

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Past Exhibition

R.G. Smith: The 'Old Master' of the Sky

This temporary aviation art exhibition featured 25 elegant paintings and drawings by renowned artist Robert Grant "R.G" Smith. The exhibition was on display March 24 - September 5, 2000.

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Past Exhibition

Women and Flight

Black-and-white photographs of comtemporary women pilots.

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Museum in Washington, DC Past Exhibition

Early Flight

This gallery resembled an indoor aeronautical exhibition of 1913 and covers the birth and early years of the air age. Planes on display included the 1909 Wright Military Flyer (world's first military airplane), the Ecker Flying boat, a 1911 Curtiss Pusher and an 1894 Lilienthal glider.

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Museum in Washington, DC On View Exhibition

Space Race

Space Race describes the U.S.-Soviet space rivalry and its aftermath, from the military origins of the Space Race, through the race to the Moon and the development of reconnaissance satellites, to cooperative efforts to maintain a human presence in space.

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Space Race

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Museum in Washington, DC Past Exhibition

Exploring the Planets

Exploring the Planets takes you on a tour of the solar system as seen and sensed by the spacecraft that explored them.

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Museum in Washington, DC On View Exhibition

The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age

The 1903 Wright Flyer, the world's first successful airplane, serves as the centerpiece of this exhibition, which tells the story of how Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the airplane.

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The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

Companion book to the NASM exhibition, The Wright Brothers & the Invention of the Aerial Age.

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Museum in Washington, DC Past Exhibition

Looking at Earth

Looking at Earth explores the technology of aerial and space observation and its many uses.

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