Moving Beyond Earth

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

1st Floor, East Wing, Moving Beyond Earth, Gallery 113 Floor Plan

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