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Welcome Center

Welcome Center

July 1, 1976 – Permanent

Air and Space Museum
601 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: 1st Floor, Center, Gallery 108

The Welcome Center features the information desk and the following:

  • Robert T. McCall Mural: The Space Mural—A Cosmic View by Robert T. McCall portrays the past, present, and future of the universe with a depiction of the Big Bang, an Apollo astronaut on the Moon, and a lunar rover and second astronaut.
  • Eric Sloane Mural: Earth Flight Environment by Eric Sloane illustrates different weather phenomena in our atmosphere—lightening, rain, a rainbow—and a variety of cloud forms as a single airplane streaks across the sky.
  • Trophy Case featuring the following objects:
    - The Aero Club Trophy for Aviation Excellence, along with a list of winners.
    - The NASM Trophy for extraordinary achievements in aerospace.
    - A model of Ascent by John Safer, a 65-foot sculpture installed at the Udvar-Hazy Center.
  • Voyager: Around the World Without a Pit Stop
    For details see separate entry.

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