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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July 18, 2022 Roscoe Turner and Gilmore the Flying Lion STORY

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a...lion?

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July 15, 2022 Probing Hostile Planets STORY

Spacecraft face a dramatic range of conditions, from airless worlds bombarded by tiny meteorites to environmental extremes, when exploring our Universe. 

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July 14, 2022 AirSpace Season 6, Ep. 5: Sisters of the Moon STORY | AIRSPACE PODCAST

It’s been nearly 50 years (!) since humans last walked on the Moon.  But NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions will soon return astronauts to the lunar surface. Artemis isn’t just about going back – it’s about science! So to answer all of our burning questions about what Artemis astronauts will do, where they will go, and what makes this all different from Apollo, we spoke to the Artemis science lead, Dr. Sarah Noble.

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July 14, 2022 How the Rocky Planets Got Their Shapes STORY

Join us in taking a closer look at how Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars took shape.  

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July 14, 2022 Exploring the Red Planet with Robots STORY

Take a look back with us at the landers, rovers, and helicopter that have explored Mars.

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July 14, 2022 4 Ways We Have Explored Our Planets STORY

Lean about four different ways we explore and research the planets in our Solar System.

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July 14, 2022 Why Earth? Looking for Life on Other Worlds STORY

There is no place like home—at least in our neighborhood.

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July 10, 2022 The Real-Life Effects of Lightyear’s Time Dilation STORY

Museum curator Samantha Thompson explores the cool science that goes along with the fun fiction in the 2022 film Lightyear.

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July 07, 2022 Speed and the Cold War STORY

Learn about the integral role speed played during the Cold War.

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June 30, 2022 Five Connections Between the Need for Speed in the Air and on the Ground STORY

Speed on the ground and in the air may have more connections than you think.

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