Above and Beyond

August 1, 2015 – January 3, 2016

National Air and Space Museum
6th St. & Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, Gallery 211

See on Map Floor Plan

Above and Beyond celebrates the power of innovation. Packed with interactive challenges; vehicle concept models and prototypes; immersive media presentations; and inspiring innovator stories, this exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to make impossible dreams take flight. Visitors to Above and Beyond will:

  • Learn about innovations in aviation and space technologies and the people who made them possible. Receive an interactive introduction to the forces of flight.
  • Explore the most exciting concepts for the future of flight on Earth.
  • Apply the principles of aerodynamics and propulsion to design a supersonic fighter jet. Contemplate the physical and mental challenges of a long-haul flight to Mars.

Produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in association with Boeing, in collaboration with NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.