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Top 10 Aerospace Museums

In celebration of national STEM/STEAM day, here's a listing of what we consider to be the top ten aerospace museums around our world.


1. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, D.C., USA): Home to the world's largest collection of aviation and space artifacts, including the Wright brothers' plane and the Apollo 11 command module.

2. Museum of Flight (Seattle, USA): This museum boasts an extensive collection of aircraft and spacecraft, with highlights like the first Air Force One and the Space Shuttle Trainer.

3. Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (New York City, USA): Housed on the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, this museum features a wide range of aircraft, the space shuttle Enterprise, and a submarine.

4. The Royal Air Force Museum (London, UK): One of the world's premier aviation museums, with a vast collection of aircraft, missiles, and aviation memorabilia.

5. Space Center Houston (Houston, USA): The official visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center, offering a behind-the-scenes look at human space exploration.

6. National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution (Chantilly, USA): This annex of the Smithsonian features the Space Shuttle Discovery and the SR-71 Blackbird, among other iconic artifacts.

7. French Air and Space Museum (Le Bourget, France): Located at the historic Le Bourget Airport, this museum showcases a diverse collection of aircraft and artifacts, including the iconic Concorde.

8. Technik Museum Speyer (Speyer, Germany): A fascinating museum featuring aircraft, spacecraft, and an impressive collection of vintage cars and technology.

9. Yuri Gagarin Cosmonautics Museum (Moscow, Russia): Dedicated to space exploration, this museum honors the achievements of Russian cosmonauts, including the first human in space, Yuri Gagarin.

10. Canadian Aviation and Space Museum (Ottawa, Canada): Home to a vast collection of aircraft, this museum explores Canada's aviation history and its contributions to space exploration.

These museums offer a captivating journey through the history and future of aviation and space exploration. Each one has its own unique collection and exhibits, making them must-visit destinations for enthusiasts like yourself!

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