Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

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The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum takes you to infinity and beyond. This mecca, of all things flight, educates and inspires future generations of pilots and astronauts from around the world. My lil’ road dog pilot-in-training loved it! The museum contains the largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts in the world. All the components of human flight are on display. It showcases the amazing technological achievements that have progressed aviation and space exploration throughout the last century.

Some of the things you get to see include: The 1903 Wright Flyer, Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis, the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia,  and a sample of a lunar rock brought back from the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, which you can touch.

The Air and Space Museum also features an IMAX Theater, planetarium, public observatory with a safe solar telescope, and several flight simulator rides. There is absolutely something for everyone, at every age, to enjoy.

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