Washington DC National Air and Space Museum
The Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum is one of the 19 museums of the Smithsonian Institution and home to some of the most famous aircraft and spacecraft in the history of man. From Charles Lindbergh's "Spirit of St. Louis" to the Apollo 11 command module and all the way back to Wright Brothers' 1903 Flyer - you'll see some the most spectacular crafts to ever take the skies at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. To learn more about the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, visit www.nasm.si.edu.
National Planetarium Washington DC.
The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum is home to a breathtaking planetarium, the Albert Einstein Planetarium. Two shows are held daily at the planetarium: "Cosmic Collisions" and "The Stars Tonight." In addition, the National Air and Space Museum features actual flight simulators, the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, a three-level Museum shop, plus a restaurant, daily tours and free educational programs. To learn more about visiting the National Air and Space Museum's Albert Einstein Planetarium, go to www.nasm.si.edu/visit/theaters/planetarium/ [Top]
Hotel near the Air and Space Museum.
After a day at the Smithsonian museums, return home to the many charming comforts of the Best Western Fairfax, Virginia. Our family friendly hotel in Washington DC offers a wide range of amenities from in-room refrigerators and microwaves when you need a quick snack to free Internet throughout the hotel to keep you connected. Enjoy all the perks of a state-of-the art fitness center, full-size outdoor swimming pool and attentive service from our 24-hour front desk. Check out the special Smithsonian Hotel & Travel Package and save. [Top]
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Landmark aircraft and spacecraft in the history of flight are displayed at both National Air and Space Museum locations, the National Mall Building and the Udvar-Hazy Center. To learn more about the collections and displays at each of the National Air and Space Museum's locations, check out the lists below and visit www.nasm.si.edu/collections/objectsondisplay.cfm. [Top]
National Mall Building Collection.
Many of the most famous artifacts from the collection are located at the National Mall Building. To learn more about the National Mall Building location of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian in Washington DC, visit www.nasm.si.edu/visit/directions/directions_mall.cfm.
- 1903 Wright Flyer
- Apollo 11 Command Module "Columbia"
- Apollo Lunar Module
- Gemini IV
- Jupiter-C Rocket
- Sputnik 1
- U.S.S. Enterprise Model, Star Trek
- Viking Lander
- Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"
- Voyager Spacecraft
Udvar-Hazy Center Collection.
The Udvar-Hazy Center is the second building of the National Air and Space Museum in DC. To learn more about the Udvar-Hazy Center collection and things to do, visit www.nasm.si.edu/visit/directions/directions_uhc.cfm.
- Spacelab Laboratory Module
- Mother Ship Model, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" [Top]