All Stories

Showing 61 - 70 of 1279

  • Story
November 26, 2020
AirSpace Season 3|Ep.10
Station to Station
We all need a little self-care these days, so in honor of the ISS's 20th anniversary, we’ll tell you about what astronaut life is like when they aren’t doing the extraordinary science, essential maintenance, and extraterrestrial chores necessary to sustain our home in space.
Read more
  • Story
November 25, 2020
My Favorite Classic Star Trek Episode
I became enamored of Star Trek back in the early 1970s, when it went into syndication after completing its three-year run on NBC in 1969. Many fans agree that the 1967-68 season produced some of the best episodes of the series, yet contrary to the opinion of most, I believe The Doomsday Machine is the best of them all.
Read more
The Doomsday Machine, a cone-shaped planet destroyer, from Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Story
November 17, 2020
AirSpace Presents
Voyages to Mars: Sending Humans
Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, published a few years before the world’s first satellite was even launched (!), remains one of the most influential stories of human settlement on Mars ever published.
Read more
  • Story
November 12, 2020
Stefan A. Cavallo: Test Pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)
During World War II, pilots evaluated a wide range of aircraft types for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Test pilot Stefan Cavallo’s flight trials were critical to successful operations during the war.
Read more
A Type A-13A oxygen mask and Polaroid goggles were worn with this helmet during many flights in 1944-1946. Made by Stefan A. Cavallo, a test pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).
  • Story
November 12, 2020
AirSpace Season 3|Ep.9
Fly Girl
On this episode of AirSpace we’re spotlighting the heroic service and enduring legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASP. More than 1000 of these fearless women flew as civilians for the Army Air Forces during World War II. And we’ll hear firsthand from three women connected to the WASP legacy, including a WASP herself, Nell “Mickey” Bright.
Read more
  • Story
November 02, 2020
How Do Astronauts Vote From Space?
How do you cast your ballot when you are floating over 200 miles above your polling place? Thanks to a special electronic absentee ballot, astronauts are able to vote from space.
Read more
The International Space Station (ISS)
  • Story
November 02, 2020
How Do Astronauts Vote From Space?
How do you cast your ballot when you are floating over 200 miles above your polling place? Thanks to a special electronic absentee ballot, astronauts are able to vote from space.
Read more
The International Space Station (ISS)
  • Story
October 30, 2020
Famous Correspondents of Arthur C. Clarke
Throughout his long life, famed science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke corresponded with numerous people. This blog examine the correspondents that Clarke had with Stanley Kubrick, rocket scientist and pioneer Wernher von Braun, and Irish fantasy author Edward Plunkett, who published under the name Lord Dunsany.
Read more
Man with glasses sits at desk.  On the desk are a microscope, telescope, camera and desktop calculator.
  • Story
October 29, 2020
Herbert Desind: A Passion for Spaceflight
The Archives of the National Air and Space Museum holds three million images in various photographic formats, covering the breadth and depth of the history of aviation and space flight. One such collection is the Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, which covers the history of space flight and exploration.  
Read more
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
  • Story
October 26, 2020
So What’s Up with the SOVA? Accessing Digital Air and Space Collections on the Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives
Part of the fun of research is getting elbow deep into the original documents that make up the collections of the National Air and Space Museum Archives. But we also understand that it is difficult for many researchers to make in-person visits to the Archives at the Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. As an alternative, you can experience the NASM Archives (and other Smithsonian collections) anywhere through the Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives (SOVA)!
Read more
Website homepage of the Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives (SOVA)