Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
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Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace

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The Museum of Air and Space has two main missions

The first is to ensure the preservation and enrichment of the State's collections, as well as the presentation to the public of the historical and cultural heritage in the field of aeronautics and air- space.

The Museum retains documents, art objects, and space and space materials, of all nationalities, because of their historical, scientific or technical value.
The second, in its current location, is to preserve the memory of the Le Bourget site.

It is in fact, on this airfield created in 1915 for the purposes of war, that the airlines will launch, in 1919, the first flights to Brussels and London.
This site still bears witness to the disappearance of Nungesser and Coli and the success of Lindbergh, above the North Atlantic in 1927.
The museum is designed to enhance the a rogare, designed and built in 1937 by the architect Labro, and today is protected as a historical monument.
A hundred people work daily at the museum.
Some of the staff are attached to the restoration and conservation of objects; The other the reception of visitors, the animation, the promotion, the maintenance, the development and the administration of the museum.

The Air and Space Museum has an important infrastructure, covering two areas

The first, on the site of the old rogare, measures 125,000 m2.
The second, 130,000 m2, is located on an old base of the Air Force on the other side of the airport, Dugny.
It is used to house part of the museum reserves inside hangars and to carry out restoration work in a workshop.