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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 Viking 1 lander, which launched on a 10-month journey to Mars in August of 1975, paved the way for the future of scientific inquiry in space. Here's a closer look at how the lander worked.
During the conservation of the Museum's Ranger 7 spacecraft, our conservator and space history curator uncovered some unexpected details about the object.
AirSpace Ep.10:Happy (Planet) Hunting
NASA launched TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, on April 18, 2018, continuing our search for planets outside of our solar system (aka exoplanets).
AirSpace Ep.8:Cute Little Robots in Danger?
Did we just find life on Mars? No. But NASA did announce two exciting new discoveries on the Red Planet—just before a Martian dust storm engulfed the planet.
Other planets in our solar system experience seasons, too. On Triton, Neptune’s largest moon, seasons last an average of 40 years, complete with nitrogen snow. Here’s how Triton’s summer solstice compares to Earth’s.
June of this year marks the 40th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon. At the time of Charon’s discovery, scientists weren’t even looking for it.
Today is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Here are three things you might not know about the longest day of the year.
Parker Solar Probe's mission to figure out three strange things that the Sun does.
AirSpace Ep.7:Space Junk
Space is a mess. At this moment, there are literally thousands of human-made objects cluttering up Earth orbit.
Curiosity Discovers “Building Blocks of Life” on Mars
Today, NASA announced some exciting new discoveries made by its Curiosity rover. Let our experts at the Museum help break down these exciting new findings.
We remember Alan L. Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon and the only artist to have visited the Moon.