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“Air & Scare” Takes Over the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will host its annual “Air & Scare” family day from noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Visitors will enjoy safe, indoor trick-or-treating and spooky activities for all ages at this free event.

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“Air & Scare” Takes Over the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center

Air & Scare Science Demonstration
Fri, October 12 2018

How Fast Was the Fastest Air Racer in 1925?

Cyrus K. Bettis was a leading US Army Air Service pilot in the 1920s that became the world’s fastest air racer in 1925. In July 2018, members of his family visited the Museum to donate artifacts and archival materials documenting his life near the airplane that he flew and the prizes that he won.

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Reed Propeller

National Air and Space Museum Announces “Surprising Roles for Drones” Lecture

The National Air and Space Museum will host the next GE Aviation Lecture Oct. 10. “Surprising Roles for Drones” will explore the ways organizations are using drones to save lives and preserve the environment through judicious use of new technology. Speakers include John Petersen of Air Shepherd, Will Hetzler of Zipline, and Sharon Rossmark of Women & Drones. The lecture will be presented at the museum in Washington, D.C and online at 7:30 p.m.

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National Air and Space Museum Announces “Surprising Roles for Drones” Lecture

Zipline drone

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to Begin Seven-Year Renovation

The National Air and Space Museum will begin its major renovation of the building on the National Mall before the end of the year. The revitalization of the building’s exterior and infrastructure, and the transformation of all 23 exhibitions and presentation spaces, will take approximately seven years.

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Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to Begin Seven-Year Renovation

A New Look on the National Mall
Fri, September 28 2018

Ideas That Defy: Sailing on an Alien Sea

We all have ideas that defy in our back pocket. My personal idea that defies, the thing I dream of humans achieving, is sailing on an alien sea. 

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Colorized View of Titan from Cassini

“Dreams Soar” at the National Air and Space Museum’s Upcoming Fall GE Aviation Lecture

The National Air and Space Museum will host “Dreams Soar: Inspiring the Next Generation of STEM and Aviation Professionals” Sept. 26, featuring Shaesta Waiz, the youngest woman to circumnavigate the globe solo in a single-engine aircraft. This GE Aviation Lecture will celebrate inspiration in aeronautics and is tailored for a young audience. It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the museum in Washington, D.C., and online.

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“Dreams Soar” at the National Air and Space Museum’s Upcoming Fall GE Aviation Lecture

Shaesta Waiz
Mon, September 24 2018

Celebrating Air and Space's #IdeasThatDefy

The National Air and Space Museum is full of ideas that defy. Ideas that defy any obstacle, ideas that defy our expectations, ideas that literally defy gravity. Follow us as we discover the remarkable, the audacious, the outrageous, the #IdeasThatDefy.

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1903 Wright Flyer First Flight, Kitty Hawk, N.C.
Thu, September 20 2018

Transcribing Francis Gary Powers’ Soviet Prison Diary

The U-2 Incident and Francis Gary Powers captured the world’s attention in 1960. Now, 58 years later, volunteers all around the world can transcribe his words.

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Francis Gary Powers' Diary
Fri, September 14 2018

Supplying a City by Air: The Berlin Airlift

Seventy years ago, on June 24, 1948, the Soviet Union closed all surface routes into the western zone of Berlin. For 18 months, American and British aircrews flew around-the-clock bringing supplies into Berlin, in a mission called the Berlin Airlift.

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Operation Little Vittles, Berlin Airlift

National Air and Space Museum Commemorates Apollo 50th Anniversary

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has announced plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions and help lead the national celebration of the first moon landing July 20, 1969. By sharing the national collection and expertise of staff, the museum will spark conversations exploring the legacy of Neil Armstrong’s first small step and contemplating the next giant leap.

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National Air and Space Museum Commemorates Apollo 50th Anniversary

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit

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