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The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the companion facility to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Together, they display the largest collection of air & space artifacts in the world.

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the companion facility to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Together, they display the largest collection of air & space artifacts in the world.

Today in 1973: Skylab 3, the second crewed mission to the US Space Station, launched with a three-person crew of scientist-astronauts. This spacesuit was made for and worn by Alan Bean who was Commander of the mission. Like lunar spacesuits, this spacesuit was designed to provide a life sustaining environment during spacewalks or unpressurized spacecraft operation: http://s.si.edu/1D5X0ZL

Happy Independence Day! Twenty years ago today, Mars Pathfinder landed on Mars. Mars Pathfinder was the first spacecraft to land on the surface of Mars since Viking in 1976. This image was among the first taken by Mars Pathfinder and shows the undeployed ramps, as well as the rover Sojourner.

Image Credit: NASA

What's it like to land on an aircraft carrier? Find out below from one of the hosts of our webcast series for middle school students!

Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared 80 years ago today over the Pacific during a round-the-world flight attempt. Curator Dorothy Cochrane explores Earhart's legacy: http://s.si.edu/2sgIU3P

It’s our birthday! Today in 1976: a signal from the Viking 1 spacecraft orbiting Mars triggered the ribbon cutting at the opening of our Museum in Washington, DC. Last year, we celebrated our 40th anniversary with an all-night celebration. Were you there or did you tune in to our all-night webcast?

Record-setting pilot and celebrity Amelia Earhart disappeared 80 years ago, but her impact on aviation can still be seen today! Join Ask an Expert Live as curator Dorothy Cochrane discusses Earhart's legacy and more.

Pan American Airways presented this silver cigarette case to William J. Eck in 1939 for being the first paying cross-Atlantic aircraft passenger. The Dixie Clipper left New York with 22 passengers who paid either $375 for a one-way ticket or $675 to go round-trip. The Dixie Clipper took a southern cross-Atlantic route going to Horta in the Azores, Lisbon, and Marseilles.

Today in 1911: Lincoln Beachey was the first to fly over Niagara's Horseshoe Falls. He is pictured here in his Curtiss D Headless Pusher biplane about to fly under the Niagara Fall Bridge.

Image Credit: Library of Congress

Today in 1983: Sally Ride became the first American woman in space. Ride traveled aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-7. Pictured here is her in-flight suit from that mission, which is on display at our Museum in Washington, DC: http://s.si.edu/2thWQvh

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air And Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, 20151

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, also called the Udvar-Hazy Center, is the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM)'s annex at Washington Dulles International Airport in th...

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, 20151

Le Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center est une annexe du National Air and Space Museum dépendant de la Smithsonian Institution. Elle est située près de l'aéroport international de Wash...