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Moving Beyond Earth

November 19, 2009 – Permanent

Museum: Air and Space Museum

Location: 1st Floor, East Wing, Moving Beyond Earth, Gallery 113

This exhibition explores the achievements and challenges of human spaceflight in the United States during the space shuttle and space station era through artifacts, immersive experiences, and interactive computer stations. Highlights include:

  • a space shuttle main engine and middeck crew cabin outfitted for flight
  • an autonomous robot and flown-in-space science experiment apparatus
  • astronaut clothing and crew equipment
  • shuttle toys and space memorabilia
  • a 12-foot-tall space-shuttle model and other launch-vehicle models
  • a presentation center for live events, broadcasts, and webcasts

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