National Air and Space Museum Washington

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum maintains the world's largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft among some 50,000 artifacts that range in size from Saturn V rockets to jetliners to gliders to space helmets to microchips. The museum is a vital center for historical research on aviation and spaceflight and the related science and technology. It is also home to the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, which performs original research and outreach activities on topics covering planetary science, terrestrial geophysics and the remote sensing of environmental change.

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Air and Space museum

Air and Space museum

Air and Space museum

Air and Space museum

Air and Space museum

Air and Space museum

Air and Space museum

Air and Space museum

Air and Space museum

Air and Space museum

The museum has two public display facilities. The museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which opened in July 1976, houses many of the icons of flight, including the original 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, Chuck Yeager's Bell X-1, John Glenn's Friendship 7 spacecraft, the Apollo 11 command module and a lunar rock sample that visitors can touch. Since opening, the building on the Mall has been the most visited museum facility in the world, attracting on average more than nine million people annually. The museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., which opened in December 2003, permits the display of many more artifacts in an open, hangar-like setting, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, the "Dash 80" prototype for the 707, the sole-surviving Boeing 307 Stratoliner and Space Shuttle Discovery.

Air and Space museum

Air and Space museum

Albatros D.Va

Arrow Sport A2-60

Beechcraft King Air 65-90

Bell UH-1H Iroquois

Bell XV-15

Bloodhound rocket

Boeing 307 Stratoliner

Boeing 367-80 Jet Transport

Boeing 367-80 Jet Transport

 B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

 B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay

Boeing FB-5 Hawk

Bucker Bu-133C Jungmeister

Cierva C.8W (C.8 Mk. IV)

Concorde

Concorde

Concorde

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk

Curtiss P-40E Warhawk

Dornier Do 335 A-0 Pfeil

Douglas SBD-6 Dauntless

F-4U Corsair

F-4U Corsair

F-4U Corsair

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9

Fowler-Gage Biplane

Globe Swift GC-1A

Grumman A-6E Intruder

Grumman A-6E Intruder

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat

Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat

Grumman F-14D Tomcat

Grumman F-14D Tomcat

Grumman G-21 Goose

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IIC

Junkers Ju52

Kawanishi N1K2-Ja

Lockheed 1049F Constellation

Lockheed 1049F Constellation

Lockheed Martin X-35B

Lockheed Martin X-35B

Lockheed P-01J Lightning

Lockheed P-02J Lightning

Loudenslager Laser 200

McDonnell F-4S Phantom II

Messerschmitt Me 163

Messerschmitt Me 410

MIG 21F-13 FISHBED-C

Monocoupe 110 Special

Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko

Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N

Naval Aircraft Factory N3N_2

Nieuport 28C.1

North American P-51C

North American P-51C

Northrop P-61C Black Widow

Northrop P-61C Black Widow

Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser

Pitts Special S-1C

Republic F-105D Thunderchief

Republic F-105D Thunderchief

P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt

P-47D-30-RA Thunderbolt 

Shrike Commander, Bob Hoover

Shrike Commander, Bob Hoover

Sikorsky UH-34D Seahorse

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery
Discovery is the champion in the space shuttle fleet, having achieved an especially rich history
in its 27 year career. The longest serving orbiter, Discovery has flown more missions than its sister
ships, 39 in all. On its last flight in February/March 2011,it delivered supplies, equipment
and Robonaut 2 to the International Space Station.
Discovery has flown every type of mission during the space shuttle era and has a record of distinctions.
Discovery, formally known as OV-103, represents the full scope of human spaceflight from 1981 through
2011 and has earned a place of honor in the collection of national treasures at the Smithsonian’s
National Air and Space Museum.

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Space Shuttle Discovery

Spad XIII Smith IV

SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird

SR-71 Blackbird

Stinson L-5 Sentinel 1

Stinson L-5 Sentinel 2

Westland Lysander IIIa

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