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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Smithsonian TechQuest
August 12, 2016 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Flying Circus

Flying Circus, the newest edition of Smithsonian TechQuest, is set in the thrilling era of aviation when daring pilots zoomed across the sky and airplane designers pushed boundaries. 

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Smithsonian TechQuest
July 30, 2016 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Flying Circus

Flying Circus, the newest edition of Smithsonian TechQuest, is set in the thrilling era of aviation when daring pilots zoomed across the sky and airplane designers pushed boundaries. 

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Smithsonian TechQuest
July 23, 2016 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Flying Circus

Flying Circus, the newest edition of Smithsonian TechQuest, is set in the thrilling era of aviation when daring pilots zoomed across the sky and airplane designers pushed boundaries. 

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Flying Circus
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Smithsonian TechQuest
July 16, 2016 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Flying Circus

Flying Circus, the newest edition of Smithsonian TechQuest, is set in the thrilling era of aviation when daring pilots zoomed across the sky and airplane designers pushed boundaries. 

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Smithsonian TechQuest
July 9, 2016 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Flying Circus

Flying Circus, the newest edition of Smithsonian TechQuest, is set in the thrilling era of aviation when daring pilots zoomed across the sky and airplane designers pushed boundaries. 

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Flying Circus
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Smithsonian TechQuest
July 8, 2016 | 10:30am - 4:00pm

Flying Circus

Flying Circus, the newest edition of Smithsonian TechQuest, is set in the thrilling era of aviation when daring pilots zoomed across the sky and airplane designers pushed boundaries. 

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Flying Circus
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
July 6, 2016 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Flying Toys: From Cayley to the Wright Brothers

 Every Wednesday at noon in the National Mall Building, a Museum staff member talks to the public about the history, collection, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum.

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Cayley Boy Carrier
Tue, June 28 2016

Reopening of the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall

The National Air and Space Museum will reopen the “Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall” July 1 in conjunction with the museum’s 40th anniversary.

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Reopening of the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall

New Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
Sun, June 26 2016

Spirit's Journey to the Museum

After Charles Lindbergh departed on his historic flight in 1927, the Smithsonian Institution expressed interest in acquiring the plane. Lindbergh was enthusiastic about the idea and he and his backers gave us the airplane. One of his terms required the door to be left open to allow visitors to look inside.

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Spirit's Journey to the Museum

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The Spirit of St. Louis arrives at the Smithsonian
Sun, June 26 2016

Slow Entry into the Jet Age

The Bell XP-59A  Airacomet was the first American jet aircraft. The XP-59A was intended to be a jet fighter, but it was still slower than the best conventional airplanes at the time. Instead, the XP-59A was used to teach fighter pilots how to fly a jet. These jets were America's first step into the jet age. Credits: Archival footage - Bell Helicopter Textron via Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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Slow Entry into the Jet Age

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Bell XP-59A - Slow Entry into the Jet Age

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