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Thu, April 26 2012

How Kites Fly

Recently the National Air and Space Museum hosted Kites of Asia Family Day. 

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How Kites Fly
Tue, April 24 2012

Pilot Error, Evidently

 In the years before the invention of the flight data recorder, the "black box" that records essential flight data, an aircraft accident investigation could occasionally degenerate into a mere finger-pointing exercise, like this one from Russia during World War I — a group of aviation cadets at the Gatchina Military Flying School near Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) point fingers of scorn at a student pilot identified only as "Ivanov" after his less than perfect landing, fortunately injuring only his dignity.

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Ivanov's Landing
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
May 30, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

A Flying and Fighting Marine: C. Frank Schilt in the 1920s

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Milestones of Flight gallery on the first floor.

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Fly with the US Marines in Fly Marines!
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
June 6, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The Apollo Biological Isolation Garment

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Milestones of Flight gallery on the first floor.

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Ask an Expert at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
June 27, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The Mars Science Laboratory Mission

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Milestones of Flight gallery on the first floor.

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Mars Science Laboratory Rover, Curiosity
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
June 20, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

If You Missed it Yesterday, Here it is Again, Skylab Science

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Milestones of Flight gallery on the first floor.

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Skylab Orbital Workshop
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
June 13, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Igor Sikorsky and His Epic Flight from St. Petersburg to Kiev

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Milestones of Flight gallery on the first floor.

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Igor Sikorsky and Orville Wright
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
July 11, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Telephone a Star: The Telstar Communications Satellite, a 50th Anniversary Story

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Milestones of Flight gallery on the first floor.

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Telstar Satellite
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
July 18, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Apollo 11

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Milestones of Flight gallery on the first floor.

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Apollo 11 Launch
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
July 25, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Mercury Inside and Out

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the Museum "Great Seal", in the Milestones of Flight gallery on the first floor.

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Mercury

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