Where Next, Columbus?

December 12, 1992 – March 4, 2002

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

Where Next Columbus?, Gallery 209, 2nd Floor, East Wing Floor Plan

This gallery examines the motives and methods of past and present exploration, as well as the options and possibilities for future space exploration. Scientific, economic, ethical, and political challenges are discussed. It includes 4 major sections:

  • Exploring this World
  • Challenges for Space Explorers
  • Exploring New Worlds in Space
  • To the Stars