Human Spaceflight

November 1, 2004 – Permanent
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Manned Maneuvering Unit, National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA

James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

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Human spaceflight is one of the great achievements of the modern age. Not content to master flight in the atmosphere, inventors, engineers, scientists, and visionaries pressed ahead to explore space and developed the technology for human spaceflight. Learn about the few people who have visited space and walked on the moon and the many people who designed and built the equipment that got them there and safely home.

Highlights include:

  • Model, Space Shuttle Discovery
  • Manned Maneuvering Unit
  • Mercury Capsule 15B, Freedom 7 II
  • Mobile Quarantine Facility

Note: The Space Shuttle Discovery is centrally located in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar.