The National Air and Space Museum is dedicated to research into the history and science of aviation and spaceflight, as well as planetary science, terrestrial geology and geophysics. Most of the space and aircraft on display are originals or the original backup craft.
The historical objects of the National Air and Space Museum featured in the”Joy of Museums” include:
“There’s a historical milestone in the fact that our Apollo 11 landing on the moon took place a mere 66 years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight.” Buzz Aldrin
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