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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
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
May 2, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Ask an Expert at the Mall Building

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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Marine Corps Aviation Recruiting Poster
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
May 9, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Devil Dogs of the Air: The U.S. Marines and the Boeing F4B-4 Fighter

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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Boeing F4B-4
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
May 16, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Joe Foss and His Baseball Cap

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
May 23, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The Marine Corps and Vertical Envelopment

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!

Space Shuttle Discovery Flies to the Smithsonian

Discovery, the longest-serving orbiter in the space shuttle fleet, departed Kennedy Space Center in Florida around dawn today, and is expected to arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport about 11 a.m. EDT. After a two-day layover at the airport, where it...

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Space Shuttle Discovery Flies to the Smithsonian

Discovery Ready to Fly to Dulles Airport
Sun, April 15 2012

A Hero of the Titanic in the Files

It's July 26, 1909, and President William Howard Taft (left) has arrived in his superb White Motor Company Model M Steamer at Fort Myer, just across the Potomac from Washington, to watch the Wright brothers' preparations for the trial flight of their Military Flyer. On the following day, Orville Wright would make a record flight of over an hour, covering approximately 40 miles. Sitting next to the President is Senator Jonathan Bourne Jr. of Oregon. Taft's military aide and good friend, Captain Archibald Willingham Butt, is standing in the car. Born in Augusta, Georgia in 1865, Archie (as everyone called him) Butt began his career as a reporter, then served as first secretary to the U.S. ambassador to Mexico. In 1900, Archie received a commission in the U.S. Army. He served in the Philippines for four years, and as Depot Quartermaster in Washington D.C. he met President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904.

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Captain Archibald W. Butt

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and NASA Announce Places to "Spot the Shuttle"

The Space Shuttle Discovery, expected to arrive in the skies over the Washington area Tuesday, April 17, will be a sight people do not see every day. The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, which will receive the historic orbiter from NASA in a ceremony...

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