Stories of daring, stories of technological feats, stories of prevailing against the odds ... these are the stories we tell at the National Air and Space Museum. Dive in to the stories below to discover, learn, and be inspired. 

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September 21, 2022 Captain Midnight to the Rescue! STORY | AIR & SPACE QUARTERLY

In the 1930s and '40s aviation-themed radio programs attracted huge audiences.

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September 21, 2022 The Smoke Ship STORY | AIR & SPACE QUARTERLY

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois, better known as the Huey, remains a powerful symbol of the Vietnam War.

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September 21, 2022 Missile Crisis Wear STORY | AIR & SPACE QUARTERLY

On a daring flight over Cuba in October 1962, Commander William Ecker (he retired from the Navy as a captain) wore this pair of cotton coveralls manufactured by the Lion Uniform Company in Dayton, Ohio (size 38 long). 

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September 21, 2022 World War II in the Air STORY | AIR & SPACE QUARTERLY

The new gallery seeks to better frame the story of World War II around the idea that aviation was central to victory, and the exhibition will highlight key areas of wartime aeronautical innovation that changed the nature and experience of warfare. 

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September 21, 2022 Role Model STORY | AIR & SPACE QUARTERLY

Eileen M. Collins, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, was the first woman to be the pilot on a NASA space shuttle flight. She recently spoke with Air & Space Quarterly senior editor Diane Tedeschi.

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September 21, 2022 The Planet Detective STORY | AIR & SPACE QUARTERLY

Bruce Campbell is a senior scientist at the National Air and Space Museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, where he studies the surface and subsurface geology of the moon, Mars, Venus, and the icy moons of the outer planets. 

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September 21, 2022 Who is Houston? STORY

If you've heard the famous line "Houston, we've had a problem," you may be wondering: just who exactly is Houston?

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September 21, 2022 Up to Speed STORY | AIR & SPACE QUARTERLY

What's new in aviation and space.

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September 21, 2022 Drones at Dead Heart STORY | AIR & SPACE QUARTERLY

Linear dunes—desert formations stretching miles in length, which account for 40 percent of the dunes on Earth. UAVs are revolutionizing scientists ability to conduct fieldwork. They can collect high-resolution, high-fidelity data to analyze the nature of a variety of features. 

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September 17, 2022 Kathryn D. Sullivan: From Outer Space to Under the Sea STORY | FROM THE ARCHIVES

Beyond Kathryn D. Sullivan's years as an astronaut, she ventured into many other fields of work and study. Sullivan is a trained scientist with a Ph.D. in geology, who has conducted extensive oceanographic research on the floors of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. She has also served in the U.S. Naval Reserve (USNR) and as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator.

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