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As a cub in the 1930s, Gilmore made aviation history when he traveled around the United States with the flamboyant and colorful aviator Roscoe Turner as a mascot for the Gilmore Oil Company. This is the final piece in a three-part blog series about the conservation treatment of Gilmore the Flying Lion. Explore how the Museum balanced caring for the original taxidermy with the goal to present Gilmore as lifelike as possible.
AirSpace is looking up! We're exploring how we hang really, really big, priceless artifacts from the ceiling in the museum.
Fifty years ago, when the destruction of Israel appeared imminent, Operation Nickel grass helped turn the tide.
Commercial landers signal a new era in lunar exploration.
One hundred years after the first U.S. Navy airship took to the skies, zeppelins and blimps are poised to make a comeback.
An interview with astronaut Tom Jones.
The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center turns 20.
Our curators talk about their favorite artifacts.
When Étienne Trouvelot turned his attention from insects to astronomy, the result was celestial magic.
Pulling back the curtain on artifacts in storage