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Top 20 exhibits at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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The National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution has one of the largest collections of aircraft and spacecraft in the world. There are over 30000 aviation related artifacts and 9000 plus space related artifacts in the museum inventory.

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The Space Shuttle "Enterprise" OV-101 Report Abuse
The space shuttle orbiter "Enterprise" OV-101 was a test vehicle for atmospheric flight. It was not designed for space flight.
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Northwest Boeing 747-100B. Report Abuse
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1903 Wright Flyer Report Abuse
The 1903 Wright flyer was man first successful achievement with mechanized flight. The success of the Wright brothers also established the foundation for aeronautical engineering.
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Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay" Report Abuse
The B29 was one of the largest aircraft in service during the Second World War. This particular B29, Enola Gay, was the very bomber that carried the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan
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The German Arado Ar 234 Report Abuse
The World’s first jet bomber
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Mercury Friendship 7 Spacecraft Report Abuse
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Grumman F-14 Tomcat Report Abuse
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Apollo Lunar Module LM-2 Report Abuse
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An Eastern Douglas DC-3 Report Abuse
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Satellite, Explorer I Report Abuse
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H-1 Rocket Engine Report Abuse
The H-1 liquid-fuel rocket engine was the 1st stage engine for the Saturn 1 and Saturn 1B rockets. These was the precursors to the Saturn V rockets that brough man to the moon.
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Replica of the 1900 Wright Glider Report Abuse
To test their idea of mechanized flight, the Wright brothers built 3 gliders to test out their designs. As they were regarded merely as research tools, they were not preserved by the Wright brothers.
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Lockheed Martin X-35B Joint Strike Fighter Report Abuse
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Moon Rock From Apollo 17 Mission Report Abuse
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Ford Trimotor Report Abuse
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Pioneer H Report Abuse
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Bell X-1 Report Abuse
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The Spirit of St. Louis Report Abuse
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Original Star Trek Production Model Of The USS Enterprise. Report Abuse
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Engineering Model of the Mariner 2 Report Abuse
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