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    Mario Andretti's Against-All-Odds Indy 500 Win October 06, 2022 Eric Sloane: An Artist in The Clouds September 30, 2022 Spaceflight and the Art of Vargas-Suarez Universal September 28, 2022 What was the Mercury Program? September 22, 2022 40 Years Building a Dream September 21, 2022
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    Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night Presented Online
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    Events See all Events Learn more Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
    November 3, 2022 | 8 pm ET
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    Learn more Women in Aviation and Space History Presented Online November 03, 2000 Learn more The Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC October 14, 2022
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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: Pluto’s Secret

    In this special author session; Margaret Weitekamp reads the book; Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World’s Tale of Discovery

    https://youtu.be/0bKXCaD4toc Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Dwarf planets, People, Science, Small solar system bodies, Solar System

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: The Stuff Between the Stars

    Author Sandra Nickel and Illustrator Aimee Sicurro discuss and read their book The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

    https://youtu.be/a2fNUe5zD4w Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Art, Astronomy, People, Women

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: History Heroes

    In this story; the three friends and Mo are inspired by the Memorial Day Parade.

    https://youtu.be/GEWptoV19bA Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 African American or Black people, Asian American or Asian people, People, Women

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: The Incredible Balloon Flight to Dizzying Heights

    National Air and Space Museum. Museum educator Ann Caspari will read the original story The Incredible Balloon Flight to Dizzying Heights.

    https://youtu.be/BcekIlHC-C4 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Balloons, People, Science

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: Three High’Flying Friends

    Three High’Flying Friends; which tells the story of Amelia Earhart; Ruth Nichols; and Louise Thaden who were friends that shared a love of flying.

    https://youtu.be/3-jYK1O4YpE Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Aviation, People, Records and Firsts, Women

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    STEM in 30: Communication is Key: National History Day 2021

    Learn how key communication is in the space and aviation industries. Hear first hand from experts their thoughts on communication and learn the science behind communication.

    https://youtu.be/loTwwIIaixg Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Society and Culture, People

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    Publications See all Publications
    Learn more X-15: The World's Fastest Rocket Plane and the Pilots Who Ushered in the Space Age Learn more The Aviation Careers of Igor Sikorsky
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