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What's New in Aerospace?

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Presented Online What's New in Aerospace?
February 18, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Mars Rover Perseverance Landing Live Chat

Join Museum scientists John Grant and Mariah Baker and Air and Space educators for a live chat about the upcoming landing of Mars rover Perseverance on February 18. The scientists, in the Museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies focuses on Mars, will answer your questions about...

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Perseverance's PIXL at Work on Mars (Illustration)
Presented Online What's New in Aerospace?
December 17, 2020 | 1:00pm

Live Chat: The Great Conjunction

This month, the two biggest planets in our solar system, Saturn and Jupiter, are coming together in the sky in a once-in-a-lifetime way called a Great Conjunction.

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Saturn Approach - Full Disk
Presented Online What's New in Aerospace?
November 19, 2020 | 1:00pm

Science on the Station

For over 20 years, scientist astronauts have been conducting incredible science on the International Space Station — after all, it is the only laboratory available for long-duration microgravity research. In this What's New in Aerospace presentation, we'll be joined by astronaut TJ...

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Astronaut TJ Creamer
Presented Online What's New in Aerospace?
October 22, 2020 | 1:00pm

Balloon Launch Update

Tune in to hear experts in the field and students reflect on our recent project flying balloons around the world. 

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Balloons
Presented Online What's New in Aerospace?
September 17, 2020 | 1:00pm

What's New in Aerospace: Venus

This week, scientists announced that they have detected phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus. On Earth, that gas is produced by microbial life. While we don’t know what is causing its presence on Venus, life may not be required to explain its presence. Join us as we discuss this discovery with...

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Planet Venus
Presented Online What's New in Aerospace?
July 16, 2020 | 1:00pm

Live Chat: Launch of a New Mars Rover

NASA's latest Mars rover, Perseverance, is scheduled to launch this summer. Join us for an Air and Space Live Chat about Mars exploration and this exciting new mission. Bring your questions for NASA engineers Kobie Boykins and Christina Hernández and Museum curator Matthew Shindell....

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Mars 2020 Rover Rendering
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC What's New in Aerospace?
July 9, 2019 | 1:00pm

Shooting Lasers At the Moon

The What's New in Aerospace? series, presented in collaboration with NASA, is open to the public and will cover recent research, developments, and discoveries related to space.

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Lunar Laser Ranging Experiment
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC What's New in Aerospace?
July 20, 2018 | 1:00pm

Innovations in Aerospace Technology: 10 Million Patents and Beyond

Explore the innovations that made flight possible Since the Wright brothers' first flight, aerospace has been critical to the future of the United States. That future continues to be filled with great possibilities and even greater adventures. Join us as we explore the dynamic...

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Patent Drawing of a Rocket Designed by Robert H. Goddard
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC What's New in Aerospace?
June 14, 2018 | 11:00am

Ask an Astronaut

Have a question you've always wanted to ask an astronaut? Here's your chance! NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei will be in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery to talk about their recent six-month stay on the International Space Station (ISS). Email your questions to...

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Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei
Presented Online | Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center What's New in Aerospace?
April 12, 2018 | 11:00am

Alan Eustace Looks Back at His Record-Breaking Freefall

The What's New in Aerospace? series, presented in collaboration with NASA, is open to the public and will cover recent research, developments, and discoveries related to space.

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Alan Eustace Descending

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