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Space Science

Space Science

November 1, 2004 – Permanent

Museum: Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center

Location: James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Space science is performed in Earth's upper atmosphere or beyond and covers disciplines from meteorology and geology to lunar, solar, and planetary science; astronomy and astrophysics; and life sciences. The objects on view include vehicles (balloons, sounding rockets, satellites, space probes, orbiters, landers), the scientific instruments they carried, and ground-based technology that support space science.

Highlights include:

  • Mars Pathfinder Lander and Sojourner Rover, full-scale engineering prototype
  • Spartan 201 Satellite
  • Vega Solar System Probe Bus and Landing Apparatus

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