Life in the Universe

July 1, 1976 – 1979

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Life in the Universe, Gallery 107, 1st Floor, West Wing Floor Plan

This gallery explores the universe, its makeup, and its possible habitation.

Highlights include:

  • Powers of Ten, a Charles Eames film on current theories regarding the origin and development of the universe and life itself
  • Pick-a-Star allows visitors to manipulate various factors to create hypothetical planetary systems and extraterrestrial lifeforms
  • U.S.S. Enterprise, the studio model from the Star Trek television series
  • Equipment used to create organic molecules in a simulated primitive Earth environment