Joy of Museums

Museums, Art Galleries & Historical Sites

National Air and Space Museum

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National Air and Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum displays the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. It was established in 1946 and opened its main building in 1976. The museum contains historical objects such as the Apollo 11 module, the Friendship 7 capsule, the Bell X-1 which broke the sound barrier, and the Wright brothers’ plane.

The main building of the National Air and Space Museum is on the National Mall near L’Enfant Plaza.  The Museum also operates an annexe at Dulles International Airport, which opened in 2003 and itself encompasses 760,000 square feet (71,000 m2).

The historical objects of the National Air and Space Museum featured in the”Joy of Museums” include:

National Air and Space Museum

  • Name:           National Air and Space Museum
  • City:               Washington, D.C.
  • Country:        United States
  • Established:   1946
  • Type:              Air & Space Museum
  • Address:        600 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560, USA
  • Public transit Access:
    • L’Enfant Plaza
  • Website:          www.nasm.si.edu

National Air and Space Museum Map

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“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” 
Leonardo da Vinci

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