Virginia Air & Space Center

Historical Significance

The Virginia Air & Space Center maintains the Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit, honoring the nation's first African American aviators in the Army Air Corps and tracing the history of African Americans in military aviation. The Tuskegee Airmen achieved a  unique record of accomplishments, dedication and heroism.  Artifacts, photographs, and films trace the history, development and contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen to the war effort, and intricate scale model planes and military statistics convey their skill in combat flight. Many of the artifacts are on loan from the original Tuskegee Airmen.

Physical Description

The Virginia Air & Space Center, the offical visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center, provides an exciting environment for exploring national achievements in air and space exploration and development and stimulating interest in the sciences.  The 100,000 square foot facility on the waterfront in Downtown Hampton is home to the Apollo 12 Command Module, a three-billion year old moon rock, a collection of aircraft suspended from the ceiling, over 100 hands-on exhibits, and a five story IMAX Theater. A diverse range of educational IMAX films, special events, and live science demonstrations attract 400,000 admissions annually.

Geographical and Contact Information

600 Settlers Landing Road
Hampton, Virginia
23669
Phone: 800-296-0800
Fax: 757-727-0898

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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “Virginia Air & Space Center,” African American Historic Sites Database, accessed July 23, 2017, http://aahistoricsitesva.org/items/show/458.

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