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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.
December 21-27, 1968: the Apollo 8 crew of Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr., and William A. Anders journeyed to the Moon, into lunar orbit, and back to Earth.
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.
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.)
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