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Breitling Orbiter 3 at National Air and Space Museum; Gondola in "Milestones of Flight" Gallery

September 23: Breitling Team Unviel GondolaBrian Jones and Bertrand Piccard appeared at the National Air and Space Museum for the official Brietling Orbiter 3 gondola unveilingFree LectureBrian Jones and Bertrand Piccard will deliver a...

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National Air and Space Museum Completes Restoration of Enola Gay at Udvar-Hazy Center, the Museum's New Companion Facility

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum today (Aug. 18) unveiled the newly reassembled Enola Gay , the Boeing B-29 Superfortress used to drop the first atomic bomb in combat. The airplane, which received the most extensive restoration in the museum's...

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Smithsonian Opens New Concept Restaurant at National Air and Space Museum

With more than 20,000 meals already sold to tour groups over the next six months, the Wright Place, a new restaurant offering menu items from McDonald's, Boston Market and Donatos Pizzeria, officially opens Friday, May 24, at the Smithsonian's...

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Smithsonian Awards Contract to Build National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum announced today that the contract to build the first phase of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center has been awarded to Hensel Phelps Construction Co., an employee-owned company with headquarters in Greeley, Colo. The 760,000-square-foot companion facility...

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Langley Medal to be Awarded to Apollo 11 Astronauts on 30TH Anniversary of Their Mission

WHAT: Vice President Al Gore to award Smithsonian's Langley Medal to Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins WHEN: Tuesday, July 20 8:30 a.m. WHERE: National Air and Space Museum Sixth Street & Independence Avenue, SW...

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National Air and Space Museum Receives Boeing S-307 Stratoliner for Display at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the Museum's New Companion Facility at Dulles Airport

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum welcomed today (Aug. 6) the sole surviving Boeing S-307 Stratoliner to its new home when the silver pioneering airliner arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia for display at the museum's new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The...

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National Air and Space Museum Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Lindbergh's Solo Trans-Atlantic Flight

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will host a series of special events in May to mark the 75th anniversary of Charles A. Lindbergh making the first solo trans-Atlantic flight, one of the great milestones of the 20th century....

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Announces "Explore the Universe" Exhibition

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum will open "Explore the Universe" on Friday, Sept. 21. This permanent exhibition will present the major discoveries that have given us our current scientific view of the universe...

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National Air and Space Museum Director Donald Engen Dies in Glider Accident

Donald D. Engen, 75, director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, died in a motorized glider accident while vacationing in Nevada on July 13. Retired Vice Adm. Engen was flying with his friend and longtime pilot, William Ivans, when the glider crashed near Minden, Nev. He was a...

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National Air and Space Museum Aviation Icon Marks 80th Birthday

Don Lopez: World War II Flying Ace, Test Pilot, Aeronautics Professor,Space Program Engineer, Museum Deputy Director One of the goals of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is to acquire,...

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