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Fri, April 6 2018

The British (Aircraft) Are Coming

To celebrate the RAF’s 100th anniversary, get to know a bit about these British aircraft, their owners, and what drew their pilots to flight.

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The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Avro Lancaster
Thu, April 5 2018

"Nice Guys" Fly Charter

While the baseball season technically started last week, it doesn’t return to the nation’s capital until Thursday, April 5—the home opener for the Washington Nationals.  Most likely, the team will be returning to Washington, DC, from Atlanta on a chartered flight.

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Leo Durocher in American Airlines "Flagship Brooklyn"
Tue, April 3 2018

How Tiangong-1 Came Back to Earth

China’s Tiangong-1 space station fell back down to Earth this weekend, but there was no need to duck and cover. Most of the space lab burned up during re-entry, before landing in the Pacific Ocean.

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China’s Tiangong-1 space station
Mon, April 2 2018

2001 Celebrates 50 Years

The story behind the landmark 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, which premiered 50 years ago today. 

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2001 Celebrates 50 Years
Sun, April 1 2018

Smithsonian Eyes Reboot for Classic Skate the Universe

As the Museum prepares for its upcoming transformation, the Smithsonian is eyeing a remake of its iconic film Scott Hamilton Skates the Universe.

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Smithsonian Eyes Reboot for Classic Skate the Universe

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Andromeda Galaxy
Thu, March 29 2018

Pioneering Women in Cryptology

A guest post from the National Cryptologic Museum shares the story of two pioneering women cryptologists.

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Cryptologists Genevieve Grotjan and Agnes Driscoll
Tue, March 27 2018

The Aerobatics of the Extra 260

Have you ever seen an airplane perform an inverted ribbon cut? You can “see” it at the Museum in DC (and online) in the form of Patty Wagstaff’s Extra 260 aircraft.

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The Aerobatics of the Extra 260

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Extra 260
Mon, March 26 2018

Behind the Scenes at Our Open House

See what goes on behind-the-scenes at the National Air and Space Museum’s annual Open House at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

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Open House
Fri, March 23 2018

WWII Women Cracking the Code

A guest post from the National Cryptologic Museum explores women code breakers' top-secret work during World War II.

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Navy WAVE working on US Navy Cryptanalytic Bombe
Thu, March 22 2018

Conserving Artifacts from Command Module Columbia

How the Museum's conservation team treated an Apollo 11 artifact, a medical accessory kit stowed aboard the Command Module Columbia during the historic lunar mission.

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Conserving Artifacts from Command Module Columbia

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Repairing a tear in the Apollo 11 medical accessory kit

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