The Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum opened in downtown DC in 1946. Today it houses some of the most important aircraft and spacecraft in history.
One of the first artifacts we saw was the first satellite, Telstar.
A recent addition is the actual model from the Star Trek TV series.
Apollo 11 capsule
Saturn 5 engine.
A collection of space rockets.
The original Wright flyer.
There is a nice ‘Pioneers of Aviation’ section.
Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St Louis.
A tribute to Amelia Earhart.
The plan that first flew across Antarctica. This museum is truly one of the best in the world for aircraft.