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September 12, 2012 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The Eye of the Dragon--How Far Has Marine Corps Aviation Come in a Century

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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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Ask an Expert
August 9, 2012 | 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Pathfinder and NASA Strategy to "Follow the Water" on Mars

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

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Ask an Expert
September 27, 2012 | 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Amelia Earhart: Still Making Headlines

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

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Fri, May 11 2012

Transit of Venus on June 5th, 2012

If you visit the Public Observatory during its daytime hours in May (1–3pm on Wednesday through Saturday, weather permitting), you can use the 16” telescope to observe an object which looks a lot like the Moon.  Hanging in a blue sky, it shines with yellowish reflected sunlight. 

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Ask an Expert
July 12, 2012 | 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Northrop & Horten, Pioneers of All-Wing Aircraft

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

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Ask an Expert
July 26, 2012 | 12:30pm - 12:45pm

Navigating in the Lunar Module

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

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Celebrate Space Day Saturday May 5 at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate Space Day this year at both National Air and Space Museum locations Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy visitors will see space shuttle Discovery up close and...

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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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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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