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National Air and Space Museum Receives $2 Million for Apollo 50th Celebrations From Boeing

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has received a $2 million gift from Boeing to sponsor the national Apollo 50th anniversary celebration. Programming began this fall and will span through the anniversary of the first moon landing July 20, with celebrations at the museum and on the National Mall. Boeing’s sponsorship will include support of the “Spirit of Apollo” event commemorating Apollo 8 at the National Cathedral, Dec. 11, the five-day celebration to commemorate Apollo 11, July 16—20, 2019, and a myriad of education and community engagement activities from now through the end of 2019.

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National Air and Space Museum Receives $2 Million for Apollo 50th Celebrations From Boeing

Earthrise from Apollo 8

National Air and Space Museum to Host Final 2018 GE Aviation Lecture

The National Air and Space Museum will hold the next GE Aviation Lecture Dec. 5. “Breaking Boundaries in the Sky” will feature aviators from diverse backgrounds sharing how they overcame barriers to become commercial airline pilots. Speakers include Beverly Bass, first female pilot to be named captain by American Airlines; Brad Lang, Delta Captain and son of a Tuskegee Airman; and Refilwe Ledwaba, a South African social entrepreneur and pilot. The lecture will be presented at the museum in Washington, D.C and online at 8 p.m.

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National Air and Space Museum to Host Final 2018 GE Aviation Lecture

National Air and Space Museum
Thu, November 29 2018

Looking Back at "Looking at Earth"

After 32 years, the gallery will close on December 3 as the Museum embarks on a years-long project to revitalize our infrastructure and transform our exhibitions. What better time to take a look back at the early days of the exhibit and how it came together?

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Looking Back at "Looking at Earth"

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Lockheed U-2 high-altitude photoreconnaissance airplane in Looking at Earth

National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Turns 15

The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center will celebrate 15 years of operation Dec. 15. Since opening, it has become a must-see destination and one of nation’s most popular museums. As of Nov. 28, nearly 20 million people have visited the center. The museum will commemorate this milestone with a day-long celebration with activities, expert talks and musical performances.

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National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Turns 15

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Sunset
Fri, November 23 2018

The InSight Lander, Looking Deep into the Red Planet

The InSight lander, designed to study the interior of Mars, is the latest in a history of NASA lander and rover missions that goes back to the 1970s.

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The InSight Lander, Looking Deep into the Red Planet

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InSight Probes the ‘Inner Space' of Mars
Wed, November 21 2018

How Communications Satellites Helped the World Mourn JFK

John F. Kennedy's assassination on November 22 and his funeral on November 25 occurred at a moment in which "live via satellite" was beginning to enter the Cold War world. Satellites broadcast information about his death around the world in a way never possible before.

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Kennedy Family Leaving Funeral Ceremony for President John F. Kennedy
Wed, November 7 2018

After Armistice: Continuing Archival Research on World War I

Even though we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice on November 11, 2018, the effects of World War I can be felt to this day.  In the Archives, there are still so many stories left to tell.  Many of our World War I collections are now digitized (some in their entirety) and you can continue to explore these stories on your own.

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Arthur Raymond Brooks and His SPAD XIII "Smith IV"

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Celebrates the Spirit of Apollo 

The National Air and Space Museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first flight to the moon, with a special event at Washington National Cathedral Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m.

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Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Celebrates the Spirit of Apollo 

Earthrise from Apollo 8
Tue, October 30 2018

Remembering Darryl Greenamyer, Air Racing Champion

Darryl G. Greenamyer passed away on October 1, 2018. He had a legendary career in aviation as a fighter pilot and test pilot, a championship air racer and record-breaker, and warbird owner and entrepreneur.

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Championship Air Racer Darryl G. Greenamyer
Mon, October 29 2018

John Glenn's Return to Space on Discovery

On October 29, 1998, John Glenn launched on his second spaceflight, 36 years after his historic 1962 flight on the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft. When John Glenn boarded the shuttle orbiter Discovery, now in the Museum’s collection and displayed at our Udvar-Hazy Center, he was 77 years old—the oldest person yet to venture into space.

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John Glenn's Return to Space on Discovery

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Glenn Photographs from Flight Deck