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What's New in Aerospace?

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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 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
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC What's New in Aerospace?
February 26, 2018 | 1:30pm

How Geckos Helped JPL Make Some Really Cool Robotics

Jet Propulsion Laboratory researcher Aaron Parness will talk about the robotics he and his team are developing, inspired by geckos. 

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Gecko
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC What's New in Aerospace?
February 12, 2018 | 2:00pm

The Story Behind the Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery Mission

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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The Story Behind the Space Shuttle Columbia Recovery Mission

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Book Cover: Bringing Columbia Home
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC What's New in Aerospace?
November 30, 2017 | 3:00pm

NASA’s X-57: Electric is the Shape of Things to Come

In this What's New in Aerospace program, NASA’s Nicholas Borer will talk about the X-57 “Maxwell,” an all-electric experimental aircraft.

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X-57 "Maxwell"
Presented Online | Museum in Washington, DC What's New in Aerospace?
November 30, 2017 | 1:00pm

Meet a Kepler Scientist Who Made Time Magazine's Most Influential List

Batalha is an astrophysicist at NASA Ames Research Center and the project scientist for NASA's Kepler Mission. Hear about what she’s working on and how she got to where she is today.

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Meet a Kepler Scientist Who Made Time Magazine's Most Influential List

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Natalie Batalha

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