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Under the Radar

Mon, February 8 2016

The Monkey Who Nearly Flew Around the World

Happy Chinese New Year! To celebrate the Year of the Monkey we wanted to share one special monkey from our collection. Maggie, a stuffed spider monkey, has an especially interesting story.

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"Maggie"
Tue, December 8 2015

David Klein’s TWA Travel Posters

In the 1950s and ’60s, when commercial air travel was still considered glamorous, Trans World Airlines (TWA) was one of the world’s premier passenger carriers.

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David Klein’s TWA Travel Posters
Wed, March 2 2016

Ruth Law’s World War I Liberty Bonds Leaflet

No one could say Ruth Law was a novice. She had been flying since 1912. She was the first woman to fly at night, in a biplane purchased from Orville Wright.

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Ruth Law in Military Uniform
Mon, February 15 2016

Presidential Writings Reveal Early Interest in Ballooning

Lots of museums and historical institutions have letters from George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in their collection, but why would a museum dedicated to aviation, space exploration, and planetary science?

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Letter from George Washington
Thu, January 7 2016

Apollo Inflight Exerciser

Here on Earth, everyone knows exercise is important, but in the weightless environment of space, it’s really important.

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Apollo Inflight Exerciser

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