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Art of the Airport Tower
November 11, 2015 – November 2016

Art of the Airport Tower explores contemporary and historic air traffic control towers in the United States and around the world. Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo elevates airport towers to beautiful objects of art, and symbols of technological change and cultural expression within the airport landscape.

Air and Space Museum
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There
April 12, 2013 – Permanent

This exhibition reveals why a good clock is crucial to navigation -- for 18th-century mariners to current-day GPS users -- and how increasingly accurate timekeeping has influenced how we find our way.

Air and Space Museum
Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
November 19, 2010 – Permanent

This gallery features famous "firsts" and record-setting aviators during the 1920s and 30s.

Air and Space Museum
Moving Beyond Earth
November 19, 2009 – Permanent

Explore the achievements and challenges of human spaceflight in the United States during the space shuttle and space station era.

Air and Space Museum
Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
April 24, 2008 – Indefinitely

On view six modern military UAVs that represent a variety of missions and technologies.

Air and Space Museum
America by Air
November 17, 2007 – Permanent

This exhibition traces the history of commercial air transportation in the U.S. from 1914 to today and discusses how technological innovations have revolutionized air travel .

Air and Space Museum
The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age
October 11, 2003 – Indefinitely

This exhibition presents the Wrights' technical achievements and examines the cultural impact of early powered flight.

Air and Space Museum
Voyage - A Journey Through Our Solar System
October 17, 2001 – Permanent

This outdoor exhibition brings to life the great distances between the planets through a scale model of our solar system at one ten-billionth actual size .

Air and Space Museum
Explore the Universe
September 21, 2001 – Permanent

Learn what scientists think our universe is like, how the present scientific view of the universe came to be, how our universe is being shaped today, and what mysteries remain.

Air and Space Museum
GPS: A New Constellation
October 17, 1998 – Permanent

View an exhibition that examines the history, development, and current applications of the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Air and Space Museum
Space Race
May 16, 1997 – Permanent

This exhibition traces the competition in space between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union from its origins in the 1950s to the recent international cooperation.

Air and Space Museum
How Things Fly
September 20, 1996 – Permanent

This interactive gallery explains the basic principles of air and space flight through hands-on activities.

Air and Space Museum
Legend's Image: The Great War in the Air Pictured
July 12, 1993 – Closed

See archival treasures of aircraft history, including a photograph of an 1857 gas balloon and a negative and print of the first Wright military aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Legend, Memory, and the Great War in the Air
November 13, 1991 – Permanent

This gallery features the emergence of air power in World War I and contrasts the romance of aerial combat with the reality.

Air and Space Museum
Modern Turbine Engines
September 24, 1990 – Closed

Investigate the CFM International CFM56-2 turbofan and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 123 turboprop engines, representative of engines developed in the 1970s and 1980s and used today to power many medium- and short-range transport aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Magellan Venus Probe Video
August 28, 1990 – Closed

Watch a 6-minute video showing footage from the unmanned Magellan Venus Probe, launched May 4, 1989 and now orbiting Venus.

Air and Space Museum
INF (Intermediate Nuclear Forces) Treaty Compliance
June 20, 1990 – Closed

See a U.S. Pershing II missile and a Soviet SS-20 missile, examples of the weapons banned by the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Air and Space Museum
Modern Carrier Aviation: Seapower in a Changing World
April 27, 1990 – Closed

Examine text, charts, photographs, artifacts and learn about the technological changes affecting the way navies operate, both from a historical standpoint and by how they have influenced war at sea.

Air and Space Museum
Commuting in the Modern Manner: The Grumman "Goose" Amphibian
November 3, 1989 – Closed

View photographs, timetables, and original drawings by aviation artist Mike Machat, and a recently restored Goose or "limousine of the air."

Air and Space Museum
Carrier War in the Pacific
September 29, 1989 – Closed

Review 6 principal carrier battles of World War II through models, maps, photographs, and original newsreel footage.

Air and Space Museum

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