National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian
The National Air and Space Museum attracts nearly seven million visitors a year with the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft. The museum features historically noteworthy aircraft such as the 1903 Wright Flyer, Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega, and the Spirit of St. Louis, as well as the visually impressive Boeing 747 nose, Douglas DC-3, and Soviet and U.S. rockets. The main entrance of the museum displays the Apollo 11 Command Module, Gemini IV and Mercury Friendship 7 capsules, Viking Lander, and moon rocks.
Popular exhibits include the following: Space Race – Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, Hubble Space Telescope, Skylab Orbital Workshop, V-2 Missile and the Vanguard Rocket.
America by Air: Douglas DC-3, Boeing 747 Nose, Ford 5-AT Tri-Motor, and Northrop Alpha
Pioneers of Flight: Lockheed 5B Vega, Fokker T-2, and Piper J-2 Cub
World War II Aviation: Supermarine Spitre Mk. VII, P-51D Mustang, Mitsubishi A6M Zero, and Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6
The Air and Space Museum also houses the Lockheed Martin IMAX theater and the Einstein Planetarium.