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wikipedia - 16 Sep 2016
The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, also called the NASM, is a museum in Washington, D.C.. It holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. It was established in 1946 as the National Air Museum and opened its main building on the National Mall near L'Enfant Plaza in 1976. In 2014, the museum saw approximately 6.7 million visitors, making it the fifth most visited museum in the world. The museum contains the Apollo 11 module,
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Boldly going where no TV prop has gone before

PRI - 18 Jan 2018
Weitekamp and a team of conservators worked for 17 months in a room inside a Smithsonian facility in Virginia on the studio model of the Starship Enterprise from the original series of “Star Trek” — the very ship you saw fly by whenever you heard ...
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80000 Ways to Search the Archive

Air & Space Magazine - 17 Jan 2018
The information explosion came early to the National Air and Space Museum, which houses more than 17,000 cubic feet of material documenting its collection of artifacts. But until recently, a major portion of the archive was available only to those who ...
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Aviation honors its own at Legends gala

AOPA Pilot - 21 Jan 2018
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy presented the award named for him to Jack Dailey, a Marine Corp general who served for 18 years as the head of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. Financier Kenn Ricci presented his Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award to ...
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From Tax Refunds to Restrooms, What the Shutdown Has Shut Down

Bloomberg - 20 Jan 2018
The Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service, which publishes data important to livestock and crop traders, won't be releasing any reports on any day the government is shut down, according to department spokesman Damon ...
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Beware of historical mythconceptions

The Guardian - 19 Jan 2018
In fact, you mixed up two obviously and logically separate categories of flight. The true precedent for the Wright brothers was a Yorkshireman, Sir George Cayley, as Wilbur Wright himself acknowledged in writing. Even the US's National Air and Space ...
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The Dark Side of Glory

Air & Space Magazine - 17 Jan 2018
Though aviation was in its infancy, little time had been wasted in fitting the day's frail airplanes of spruce and canvas with machine guns, giving birth to a new phenomenon: aerial combat. Unlike the antiquated thinking that had led to the stalemate ...
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The First Black Airmen to Fly Across America

Air & Space Magazine - 17 Jan 2018
They reached out to aviation historians, including Von Hardesty, who co-curated the National Air and Space Museum's seminal 1982 exhibit, “Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation,” and co-wrote an accompanying book with the same title. Racial ...
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America as Indian Country

The New Yorker - 22 Jan 2018
I don't often cotton to museum shows that are educational in character—when I want instruction, I'll read something—but I love, and I wish everyone would see, “Americans,” at the National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, D.C. It is keyed ...
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Adventures in space

MultiBriefs Exclusive (blog) - 16 Jan 2018
My favorites include the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C., where I saw the Apollo 11 Command Module. The New Mexico Museum of Space History shows the people involved in history along with many exhibits — including Star Trek ...
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Aviation photos wanted for exhibit

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - 28 Dec 2017
FAIRBANKS — The Alaska Aviation Museum in Anchorage is inviting Alaskans to submit photos they have taken of Alaska's air traffic control towers, airports or air strips for an upcoming photography exhibit. The exhibit, “Tundra Towers: Alaskans on ...
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Think Mountain Time's Confusing? Try Living on Martian Time

Smithsonian - 11 Jan 2018
Very quickly, as the hosts of the first episode of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum's new podcast tell us, living on Mars time made scientists' schedules highly unorthodox. “It really is kind of surreal when you're coming out at the end ...

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