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National Air and Space Museum Announces Revitalization Plans

October 25, 2017

The Smithsonian has announced plans to revitalize the National Air and Space Museum and transform its exhibitions. Many exhibitions will remain open during construction and at the end of the project, which will take approximately seven years, all of the museum’s 23 galleries and presentation spaces will be updated or completely redone.

Artist's rendering of Air and Space Museum entrance
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Air and Space Museum: A Nation of Speed

Artist's rendering of Nation of Speed Gallery

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The quest for speed is a crucial part of American culture. In the new gallery A Nation of Speed, visitors will learn about and feel the excitement of speed through sensory experiences , and become inspired by the people and stories in the collection.

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Air and Space Museum: Destination Moon

Artists rendering of Destination Moon Gallery

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Destination Moon explores the extraordinary combination of motivations, resources, and technologies that made it possible for humans to go to the Moon. Walk around the Apollo 11 command module in this new gallery.

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Air and Space Museum: Exploring the Planets

Artists rendering

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Exploration reveals that our solar system is filled with amazingly diverse places that transform our understanding of Earth and worlds beyond. Exploring the Planets will probe the science and history of our understanding of planets and moons.

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Air and Space Museum: Updated Entrance Experience

Artist's rendering of museum entrance

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The new National Air and Space Museum will feature new entranceways. 

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