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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 Lunar Module, or LM, was the first true spacecraft—designed to fly only in vacuum. It was a key component...

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Boeing Inertial Upper Stage Mock-up

The Boeing-developed Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) was an autonomous, upper-stage booster rocket. It could be launched from...

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 work on the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) in 1969 in support of NASA's planned Apollo "J" lunar-landing missions....

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

Explorer One 1:1 Scale Model

Explorer 1 was the first successful satellite of the United States, launched on January 31, 1958. It is credited with the...

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 Full Fuselage Trainer (FFT) is a full-scale mockup of the space shuttle orbiter, minus the wings. It was used for...

North American Aviation Apollo Command Module 007A Spacecraft

North American Aviation Apollo Command Module 007A

The Apollo Command Module (CM), joined with its Service Module (SM), acted as the "mothership" for lunar missions from 1968...

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

Resurs 500 Capsule

On November 15, 1992, the Vostok-derived Resurs 500 spacecraft was launched into orbit by a Soyuz rocket, embarking on a...

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

Soyuz TMA-14 Descent Module

The Soyuz spacecraft has been the primary crew vehicle for the Soviet Union, now the Russian Federation, since its first...

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

Sputnik 1

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

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

Viking Lander Flight Capsule #3

The Viking 1 and Viking 2 Landers were launched three weeks apart in 1975, both launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida...