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Thu, October 6 2011

Where are the Voyagers now?

The remarkable twin Voyager spacecraft continue to explore the outer reaches of the solar system decades after they completed their surveys of the Outer Planets. 

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Voyager Spacecraft
Fri, September 30 2011

Mapping Everything

The universe is about 13.7 billion years old and has expanded since its beginning at the Big Bang. Because distant objects appear to be receding as the universe expands, the light from them is “stretched” out, altering its wavelength to the red part of the electromagnetic spectrum. This “redshift” can be measured for every object in deep space. 

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Galaxies
Tue, September 27 2011

Telstar and the “Global Village”

Since October 1997, the Space History Division has been celebrating a number of fiftieth anniversaries: Sputnik, Vanguard,...

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Telstar Satellite
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Ask an Expert
October 13, 2011 | 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Double Word Score: Scrabble in Space?

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the nose of the SR-71 in the Boeing Aviation Hangar.

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Scrabble Board and Magnetic Letters, Skylab
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Ask an Expert
December 22, 2011 | 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Billy Mitchell's SPAD XVI

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the nose of the SR-71 in the Boeing Aviation Hangar.

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Spad XVI at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

National Air and Space Museum Announces "Smithsonian’s Stars"

10 Evenings of Lectures, Planetarium Shows and Sky Observing The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, in partnership with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the National Museum of Natural History, will host a new...

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Albert Einstein Planetarium
Fri, September 9 2011

Preserving and Displaying the “Bat-Wing Ship” – August Update

This post is a follow up to Preserving and Displaying the "Bat-Wing Ship" published on June 24, 2011.

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Horten H IX V3
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Ask an Expert
November 17, 2011 | 12:30pm - 12:45pm

The Navaho Missile

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the nose of the SR-71 in the Boeing Aviation Hangar.

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Navaho Rocket Engine at the Udvar-Hazy Center
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Ask an Expert
December 8, 2011 | 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Shake, Shimmy, Vacuum, Heat, Simulate: The World of Satellite Testing

Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the nose of the SR-71 in the Boeing Aviation Hangar.

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New Horizons Full-Scale Model
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
September 7, 2011 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The V-2 Ballistic Missile

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

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