The history of human flight abounds at Washington's National Air and Space Museum. The Air and Space Museum features the actual vessels and artifacts that led directly to the flying machines of today. From space travel to the first aircrafts launched by brave men and women, the items on display here are a treat for both the eyes and brain. Fifty Years of Human Spaceflight shows how the dream of space travel, a dream held by many since the beginning of recorded history, became a reality. The exhibit of commercial aviation shows how these commonplace modes of travel were once something rare and spectacular. This is living, interactive history, allowing visitors to see firsthand the sheer human genius that went into making flight possible.
National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street SW
Washington, DC 20560