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The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is one of the most popular museums in the world, with over 9 million visitors annually. I have divided this photo tour of the Museum into two parts, "Air" and "Space".

So here is a photo tour of the "Space" exhibits.

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The Air and Space Museum, "Milestones of Flight" hallway.

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The first liquid-fueled rocket by John Goddard.

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Cutaway view of an early liquid rocket by John Goddard.

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German V-2 rocket. In front of it is the much smaller American WAC Corporal.

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Early rockets--a German V-1 "buzzbomb", an American Vanguard, a Jupiter C, and a Minuteman III nuclear ICBM.

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On the right, an American Pershing II medium-range nuclear missile. On the left, a Soviet SS-20 "Saber" medium-range missile with three nuclear warheads.

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Nuclear payload of SS-20.

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X-15 rocket plane used by NASA for high-altitude research.

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Spacesuit worn by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, 1961.

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The Friendship 7 Mercury spaceship used by John Glenn to orbit the earth, 1962.

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Glenn's spacesuit.

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A spacesuit worn by Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, 1965.

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The Gemini IV spaceship used by Ed White to make the first American spacewalk, 1965.

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Saturn V rocket main engines.

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That's me in front of the Apollo 11 Command Module that took Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon, 1969.

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The American Apollo spacecraft.

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Apollo spacesuit worn on the moon.

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Apollo Lunar Module.

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Exhibit of moon rocks from Apollo missions.

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Volcanic basalt rock from the moon.

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A Soviet Soyuz spacecraft.

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American Skylab, the US's first space station, 1973.

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Skylab interior.

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Apollo Command Module used by Skylab 4 crew.

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Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, a joint American-Soviet mission in 1975, during which the American Apollo docked with the Soviet Soyuz.

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M2-F3 Lifting Body test plane.  Used to do early research on the Space Shuttle concept.

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Descent module from a Soviet Soyuz TM spacecraft.

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Hubble Space Telescope backup.

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Backup mirror from Hubble Space Telescope.

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Spaceship One, the first privately-owned manned spacecraft, 2004.

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