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    What Happened to the Original Wright Flyer? December 15, 2022 A New View of the Rocketdyne F-1 Engine November 02, 2022 Making the Most of Treating a 30-Foot Diameter Umbrella-Shaped Antenna October 24, 2022 Eric Sloane: An Artist in The Clouds September 30, 2022 Star Wars X-wing: From Screen-Used Prop to Museum Artifact September 30, 2022
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    Learn more Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC July 16, 2019 - February 02, 2022
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    My Path: Dedication; dedication; dedication - Robert Griffin III; Professional Football Player What does it take to play professional football? Dedication is one part; find out what else from Heisman Trophy winner and professional football player Robert Griffin III. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqTGtbJgYwA Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 African American or Black people, Behind the scenes, People, Physical science

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    My Path: The Best Office View in the World: Major Jason Markzon; Thunderbirds Have you ever wondered what it is like to fly with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds? Do you know how someone becomes a Thunderbird? Find out from Major Jason Markzon of the Thunderbirs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sxib5uE15g Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 Aircraft, Aviation, Behind the scenes, Military aviation, Modern military aviation, People

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    My Path: Go out there and tell them what you want - Darian Jenkins; Professional Soccer Player Get out there and tell people what you want is great advice from professional soccer player Darian Jenkins. Learn more about her story here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCc1XQlOQGI Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 African American or Black people, Behind the scenes, People, Women

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    My Path: Have confidence and go for it - Megan Oyster; Professional Soccer Player Learn how professional soccer player Megan Oyster got to where she is in this edition of My Path. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7DyUxn-hxM Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 Behind the scenes, People, Women

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    My Path: I Love Building Things - Joe Wilding; Co-Founder of Boom Supersonic Joe Wilding was the co-founder of Boom Supersonic. Learn about his path; and the future of supersonic flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdgRlBIfDD4 Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 Aircraft, Aviation, Behind the scenes, Commercial aviation, People, Records and Firsts, Science, Technology and Engineering

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    My Path: Brandon Jones; Aerospace Engineer How does backpacking help you as an aerospace engineer? Find out in this edition of My Path. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66jVKXU47L0 Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 Aircraft, Aviation, Behind the scenes, Commercial aviation, Drones, General aviation, People, Robotics, Science, Technology and Engineering

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    Learn more America's Hangar: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Fourth Edition Learn more The Nation's Hangar: Aircraft Treasures of the Smithsonian