All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Space Hall, Gallery 114, 1st Floor, East Wing Floor Plan
On display is a reusable cargo container designed for use in a joint NASA-ESA (European Space Agency) project planned for the mid-1980s. The modular units can combine to create a variety of laboratories between missions permitting international science teams to perform research in their fields, including health science, engineering, and materials processing.