Smithsonian Secretary Robert C. McAdams announces
that the Smithsonian's Board of Regents has reaffirmed
its preference for Washington Dulles International
Airport as the site for the proposed extension
of the National Air and Space Museum (January 29).
The world's fastest jet-the SR-71
"Blackbird"-becomes part of the
Museum's collection after setting a new coast-to-coast
speed record of 68 minutes and 17 seconds before
touching down at Washington Dulles International
Airport (March 6).
A new exhibition about the Intermediate Nuclear
Forces Treaty between the United States and the
Soviet Union-"Trust but Verify"/"Do
Veri, No Pro Veri"-features U.S. Pershing
II and Soviet SS-20 missiles side-by-side (June
"Blue Planet," the Museum's sixth
large-format film, premieres (November 16).