The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will host “Air & Scare at Home” in lieu of its annual in-person Halloween event. This reformatted virtual “Air & Scare” will feature online downloadable activities, live digital programming and a virtual costume and pumpkin decorating contest for sweet prizes.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and Grammy award-winning musician and producer Diplo have released Under Ancient Skies across all major digital streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has launched new virtual initiatives for the 2020–2021 school year that will increase educators’ access to museum content, resources and artifacts. Virtual field trips and story times are now available to reserve for classrooms and in-home education. Learning Guides, a new season of the “STEM in 30” webcast series and curated content released monthly will also be available throughout the school year on the museum’s website.
Commercial Delivery Aircraft Adds to Collection of “Firsts” at Smithsonian
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has accepted the Wing aircraft used for the first commercial drone delivery to a U.S. home into the national collection. The...
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will present this year’s “Mars Day!” program virtually. This annual tribute to the Red Planet will take place online Thursday, July 16 through Saturday, July 18.
The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, began construction to repair and resurface the exterior roof of its Boeing Aviation Hangar in April. This two-year project will be completed in sections and requires areas of the museum to be closed and some artifacts to be covered for their protection.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has released its online program calendar for May and June 2020. The museum moved all programming online while its locations are closed as a public health precaution due to COVID-19. Building on the success of the weekly “Air and Space Live Chats”...
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will present a virtual concert, “Space Songs: Through the Distance” April 30 at 8 pm EDT. Featuring performances from musical guests filmed in their own homes, it will spotlight the creativity and community that can be found in distance and isolation, in both music and spaceflight.
Honoring Astronaut Michael Collins’ legacy in aviation and space, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is renaming its trophy for the Apollo 11 command module pilot. The recognition is awarded annually for Lifetime and Current Achievements. The 2020 recipients are Charles Elachi for Lifetime Achievement and the Hubble Space Telescope Team for Current Achievement. The recipients will receive their awards March 26 at a ceremony at the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum announces the 2020 “Exploring Space Lecture Series.” This year’s four-part series will look at the universe through a variety of lenses. Each of the lectures will take place at 8 p.m. in the museum’s Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater and all are free to the public. Lectures will be followed by night sky observing in the museum’s Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, weather permitting.