National Air and Space Museum

All of the aircraft and spacecraft on display in the National Air and Space Museum were actually flown or were used as backup vehicles. The 23 exhibits in the museum house artifacts including airplanes & spacecraft, missiles & rockets, engines, propellers, models, uniforms, instruments, and flight equipment.

Interesting Facts:

  • An average of almost nine million people visit this museum each year.
  • The Air & Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.

Don’t Miss:

  • Wright Brothers’ original 1903 Flyer
  • Apollo Lunar module
  • Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis
  • Aircraft from World Wars I and II, and Vietnam
  • The moon rock near the entrance of the museum


Air & Space Museum website

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.