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Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
September 14, 2011 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Vin Fiz

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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Wright (Co) Model EX "Vin Fiz"
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
September 21, 2011 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The National Reconnaissance Office Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

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 Race Gallery
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
September 28, 2011 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Apollo 15 Lunar Basalt

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 15 Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV)
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
October 12, 2011 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The Finite Universe

Join space history senior curator David DeVorkin as he examines the tools people used to chart the Universe a thousand years ago, and find out why they concluded that we were at its very center and unmoving.

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Explore the Universe Exhibition
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
October 5, 2011 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Lunar Rocks: What They Can Tell Us About the History of the Earth and Moon

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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Lunar Touchrock in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
October 19, 2011 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

A Tale of Two Space Stations - Comparing Skylab and ISS

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, America's first space station in Space Race
Museum in Washington, DC Ask an Expert
October 26, 2011 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

Jimmy Doolittle, the Schneider Trophy, and the R3C Racer

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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Curtiss R3C-2 Racer
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Ask an Expert
September 15, 2011 | 12:30pm - 12:45pm

The Siege of Paris Balloons

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

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Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Wed, August 10 2011

Space Shuttle: The End of An Era

I had my first glimpse of the end of the shuttle era in April, three months before Atlantis touched down from the final shuttle mission. Discovery had just completed its last flight, and I had an opportunity to visit Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) Bay 3, which for years had been Discovery’s home for between-mission servicing. Discovery did not return to Bay 3 after STS-133, moving instead into Bay 1 for post-flight work.

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Idled Orbiter Servicing Bay
Mon, August 8 2011

The Last Space Shuttle Mission

I was thrilled to be a part of the NASA Tweetup for STS-135 July 7 and 8 at Kennedy Space Center. It was exciting — and almost surreal — to be there for the end of the space program that my generation grew up with. We weren’t around for the Moon landings, but we all remember the first time the space shuttle “took off like a rocket and landed like a plane.”

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Space Shuttle Atlantis

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