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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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Apollo 11 Exhibit A Learning Opportunity For Orion

Aviation Week - 18 Oct 2017
HOUSTON—For more than 40 years, the Apollo 11 command module, Columbia, was viewable under a Plexiglas shield at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum in Washington, with curators re-entering it only about once a decade to change the ...
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Astronaut encourages kids to flip for STEM

Washington Post - 09 Oct 2017
If you could ask an astronaut orbiting in space any question, what would it be? Students from several Washington-area schools got to do that recently at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as part of its “STEM in 30” program. Among other ...
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Final Honor Flight of 2017 leaves Springfield

WAND - 17 Oct 2017
Other areas veterans can visit include the Washington Monument, the National Air & Space Museum, the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, the Pentagon, the White House from the south lawn, and the Capitol Building from the Mall. All veterans are expected ...
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Experts call for more diplomacy, less militarization of space

SpaceNews - 05 Oct 2017
“It's a touchy subject to say the least,” said Michael Neufeld, senior curator at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. Congress should weigh this legislation carefully and consider unintended consequences such as a dangerous space arms race, ...
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Apollo 11 Mission exhibit opens at Space Center Houston

Chron.com - 14 Oct 2017
In 1969, the space capsule Columbia made a nearly 500,000-mile round trip, carrying the first men to land on the moon. Saturday, it served as a copper-colored backdrop for selfies at Space Center Houston. "It's impressive," said Alana Oehler, 68 ...
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Astronaut Scholarship Helps Students Envision Future in Space

Space.com - 09 Oct 2017
The foundation also sponsored the trip to Washington, which included tours of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (guided by NASA astronauts, along with museum staff), as well as opportunities to meet ...
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70th anniversary today for historical supersonic Yeager flight

Dayton Daily News - 14 Oct 2017
Yeager's flight “was one of the milestone events in the history of aviation,” said Bob van der Linden, curator of special purpose aircraft, including the X-1 today on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. “It proved that the ...
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US Will Return to the Moon, Pence Says

Scientific American - 06 Oct 2017
The primacy of these stated goals was reflected in the makeup of the panelists at today's meeting, which was held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. (The space shuttle Discovery is on ...
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Administration Sets Moon as Destination

Eos - 09 Oct 2017
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers opening remarks during the revitalized National Space Council's first meeting on 5 October at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Credit: NASA/Joel ...
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Rumors of Secret Warplanes Preceded SR-72 Reveal

Scout (blog) - 15 Oct 2017
Lockheed Martin's 2013 announcement of a proposed SR-72 reconnaissance and strike drone comes against a backdrop of decades of rumor about a replacement for America's high-speed SR-71 spy plane. The SR-72 reportedly appeared for the first time in ...
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NASA to leverage current planning for 45-day exploration report

SpaceNews - 12 Oct 2017
“We will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but to build the foundation we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond,” Pence said at the meeting at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center.

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