The Virginia Air & Space Center is the visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base.
Located in Hampton, Virginia, the birthplace of America’s space program, the Virginia Air & Space Center features interactive aviation exhibits spanning 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, a hands-on space exploration gallery, unique space flight artifacts, and more! The Center is home to the Apollo 12 Command Module and the Orion PA-1 Test Vehicle.
The mission of the Virginia Air & Space Center is to educate, entertain, and inspire explorers of all ages.
The Virginia Air & Space Center opened April 5, 1992. Developed through the joint efforts of the City of Hampton and NASA Langley Research Center, the initial construction cost $30 million and was initially funded through a combination of city funds, state grants and private philanthropy. The facility is 110,000 square feet and nine-stories high, situated on 2.2 acres in beautiful Downtown Hampton. The Virginia Air & Space Center is a private, non-profit 501-c3 corporation governed by a board of directors.
The Virginia Air & Space Center welcomes all visitors regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability or any other protected characteristic. The Center recognizes that each visitor is entitled to be treated with respect, dignity and courtesy and will strive to provide a safe, healthful and pleasant experience. The Center will apply this policy in a fair, uniform, and consistent manner. This policy is designed to protect the well-being and rights of all visitors, to ensure safety and accessibility, compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and accomplishment of the Center's objectives.