3. APOLLO 11 COMMAND MODULE COLUMBIA
This vessel was the command center for the first lunar landing. It carried Neil Arm-
strong, Michael Collins, and “Buzz” Aldrin to the Moon and back.
4. AMELIA EARHART'S LOCKHEED 5B VEGA
In this striking airplane, Amelia Earhart completed the second solo nonstop flight
across the Atlantic, from New-foundland to Ireland in 14 hours, 54 minutes.
5. SKYLAB ORBITAL WORKSHOP
This gold cylinder was an identical backup to the workshop that provided living and
research space for the first US space station.
6. HOW THINGS FLY
Hands-on exhibits here lead visitors through the basics of flight, both human and
animal, and explain forces that control flight of all types, from a helium balloon to a
mission to Mars.
7. LOOKING AT EARTH
The focus here is on the contribution aerial photography and space flight have given
to our understanding of Earth. Also memorable is the breathtaking beauty of some
of the images.
8. MOVING BEYOND EARTH
This exhibition explores the history and importance of human spaceflight in the Un-
ited States during the space shuttle and space station era, interpreting the story of
human spaceflight through artifacts, immersive experiences, high-technology inter-
active kiosks, and a Presentation Center.
9. WWI AND WWII AVIATION
A collection of Allied and Axis planes from World Wars I and II, such as the Mess-
erschmitt Bf 109 and the Supermarine Spitfire, makes this one of the most popular
parts of the museum.