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But a lot of us may never get to Washington D.C so RMIT are offering the public an amazing opportunity to see the Smithsonian's history of flight and space almost first-hand.
In this free event, RMIT have organised a video link to the Smithsonian for a virtual tour.
1903 Wright Flyer - Image Smithsonian
There will be two experts from the Smithsonian to show you around. Tom Crouch the senior curator at the Aeronautics Department and Dr. Valerie Neal who is responsible for artefact collections from the Space Shuttle era and International Space Station.
Exhibits you are likely to see include the Wright Brothers Flyer, Boeing 307 Stratoliner ( the first commercial transport aircraft to enter service with a pressurised cabin which allowed aircrafts to fly above weather conditions) Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft and the Space Shuttle Discovery.
Image Smithsonian.The Apollo 11 Command Module
This is a great chance to see the world's largest and most important collection of aviation and space artefacts.
But is not just seeing these historic milestones, but the informed commentary you will get along the way.
A bit like a personalised guided tour which you don't have to pay for
So strap yourself in, move your seat to an upright position and get ready for the ride. The sky's the limit. And beyond into outer space.