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The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian Institution consists of several museums including: the National Museum of Natural History; the National Air and Space Museum; the National Museum of American Art; and, the National Museum of African Art.

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National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Plane

The National Air and Space Museum has many of the airplanes and space craft.

Hanging from the ceiling is the world's first airplane built by the Wright brothers. Also there is Charles Lindbergh's "Spirit of St. Louis" which was the first airplane to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.

Smithsonian Space Museum

On the space front, there are many things from early space flights, including the Friendship 7 which was rode by John Glenn when he became the first American in space.

There are also many of the early space rockets, and other space equipment such as the sky lab.

 

Books on the Smithsonian

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