The National Air and Space Museum "Milestones of Flight" gallery exhibits some of the major "firsts" in aviation and space history. These are the machines that made the dream of flight possible. From the first artificial satellite to the Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis", to the Apollo 11 Command Module "Columbia" that carried the first men to walk on the Moon.
This timeline shows key events from the U.S. Apollo human spaceflight program to take humans to the Moon. Produced by the National Air and Space Museum in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.