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Sun, February 5 2012

Blimp!

The newest arrival in the National Air and Space Museum’s inventory of historic aircraft is the C-49 airship control car. Produced by Goodyear Tire and Rubber, it first took to the air as the pressure airship  Enterprise (NC-16A) on August 23, 1934. The craft operated in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas until November 1941, when it was flown back to Wingfoot Lake, Akron, Ohio to serve as a training craft. Early in WW II it patrolled northern Ohio checking on compliance with blackout regulations.

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C-49 Car

National Air and Space Museum Presents the 2012 "Heritage Family Day" Series

As part of the Smithsonian's Heritage and History education initiative, the National Air and Space Museum presents a “Heritage Family Day” series celebrating ethnic and cultural diversity. The series coincides with national observances, focusing specifically on the...

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Kites of Asia Family Day at the National Air and Space Museum
Fri, January 27 2012

What do you Make of the "Houston, we have a problem" Film Claiming that a Secret Yugoslavian Space Program was the Source of American Success in the Space Race?

I received a call from Richard Solash, a reporter with Radio Free Europe about ten days ago to discuss a film being made by Slovene director Ziga Virc and writer Bostjan Virc that alleges that Tito's Yugoslavia had a secret space program and secretly sold space knowledge to NASA, in the process making Tito rich and making if possible for the U.S. to achieve its Apollo program.

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Apollo 17: Flag on the Moon
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
March 21, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Von Braun 100th Birthday

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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V-2 Missile
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
March 28, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Woman Shuttle Commanders of Discovery

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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Eileen Collins in NASA | Art
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
April 4, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The evolution of digital flight controls from the Lunar Module to the Airbus A-320

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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Airbus A320 Cockpit
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
April 11, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Fly Marines!

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 Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
April 18, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Welcome Discovery!

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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Space Shuttle Discovery
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
April 25, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The Closest Views of Mars From Orbit

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 Exhibit Inside the "Exploring the Planets" Gallery
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
February 1, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Accidents in Human Spaceflight: Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia

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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Space Shuttle Challenger Flag in the Moving Beyond Earth Gallery

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