Firsts

Stories from the Vaults: Firsts

Enter the vaults of the National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum in search of earth-shattering firsts. From a new collection of vintage planes to the very first videogame (hint: it wasn't Pong), Tom discovers what it takes to claim the title of Number One.

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Quiet Passengers

Airmail kept the first airlines in business.

There's MORE to the story. Discover the inspirations, see the artifacts and meet the experts of the Smithsonian Institution.