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The Museum's Apollo 17 Lunar Module Mock-Up on display in the Lear Gallery Spacecraft

Apollo 17 Lunar Module Ascent Stage Mock-up

The Grumman-built Apollo Lunar Module, or LM, was the first true spacecraft—designed to fly only in vacuum. The LM was a...

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Boeing Inertial Upper Stage Mock-up

The Boeing-developed Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), an unpiloted, upper-stage booster rocket, can be launched from Titan IV...

The Museum's Boeing Lunar Roving Vechicle Engineering Mock-up on display in the Lear Gallery Spacecraft

Boeing Lunar Roving Vehicle Engineering Mock-up

Boeing began building the Lunar Roving Vehicle in 1969, and in 1971 and 1972 LRVs were used on the Apollo 15, 16, and 17...

The Museum's Explorer One Model on display in the Lear Gallery Spacecraft

Explorer One 1:1 Scale Model

Following the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957, there was a frenzied effort by the United States...

The Museum's McDonnell Mercury Capsule Reproduction on display in the Lear Gallery Spacecraft

McDonnell Mercury Capsule Reproduction

Project Mercury launched the first Americans into space. Mercury's goal was to orbit a manned spacecraft around the Earth, investigate a human's ability to survive and function in space, and safely return both pilot and craft.

Shuttle Trainer nose with cargo doors open. Spacecraft

NASA Full Fuselage Trainer

The FFT is a full-scale mockup of the space shuttle orbiter — without the wings. It was used as a test bed for upgrades to...

North American Aviation Apollo Command Module 007A Spacecraft

North American Aviation Apollo Command Module 007A

The Museum of Flight’s Apollo Command Module is the first production-line capsule delivered to NASA for testing and...

The Museum's Resurs 500 Capsule on display in the Lear Gallery Spacecraft

Resurs 500 Capsule

This Resurs 500 capsule was launched from Plesetsk, the former Soviet Union’s northern cosmodrome and center for polar orbit...

Backdropped by the blackness of space, the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft departs from the International Space Station Spacecraft

Soyuz TMA-14 Descent Module

Russia's Reliable RideRussian Soyuz spacecraft have provided access to space for 45 of the first 50 years of human...

The Museum's Sputnik 1 on display in the Lear Gallery. Spacecraft

Sputnik 1

The Soviet Union launched the world's first artificial satellite-Sputnik 1-aboard an R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile...

The Museum's Viking Lander Flight Capsule #3 on display Spacecraft

Viking Lander Flight Capsule #3

The Viking 1 and Viking 2 Landers were both launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 1975. They traveled to Mars enclosed in...