Flying was new and daring in the early years of the 20th century. Traveling by airplane was rare. Airlines, airliners, airports, air routes—none of these existed. But by century's end, you could travel to almost anywhere in America by air in a matter of hours.

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    AirSpace Season 6, Ep. 10: Boom Clap September 22, 2022 Take a Trip on the Boeing 247 August 25, 2022 By Air or Rail? Why Not Both! August 23, 2022 5 Ways We Have Connected Our World August 07, 2022 Rodney the Smiling Steward March 04, 2022
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    Learn more Story Time: Going on a Plane Presented Online
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    Learn more One World Connected National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC October 14, 2022 Learn more America by Air National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC October 14, 2022
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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Space Laser Activity

    Upcycle materials from your home to make a play space laser and zap space junk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlQBi1JSTL8&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=2 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Science, Science fiction, Space, Commercial aviation

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    E.Z. Science: Playlist

    Dr. E and Dr. Z will share exciting new discoveries being made by NASA and others; and explore their relationship to the Museum’s one-of-a-kind collection.

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    Dulles Airport Diagram

    A diagram of Dulles International Airport.

    https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1z4Yf2yFLLj0_Lx0nI5xsGf8p8EUXCcqQjk9Ph-YlNqE/copy?usp=sharing Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Aviation, General aviation, Technology and Engineering, Commercial aviation

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