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Museum in Washington, DC Curator's Choice
December 3, 2003 | 12:00pm

Inside The Bomber

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Museum in Washington, DC Curator's Choice
December 10, 2003 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The First U.S. Rocket-Assisted Takeoff

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Museum in Washington, DC Curator's Choice
December 17, 2003 | 12:00pm - 12:15pm

The Aerial Age Begins

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Museum in Washington, DC On View Exhibition

Early Flight

This gallery resembles an indoor aeronautical exhibition of 1913 and covers the birth and early years of the air age. Planes on display include the 1909 Wright Military Flyer (world's first military airplane), the Ecker Flying boat, a 1911 Curtiss Pusher and an 1894 Lilienthal glider.

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Museum in Washington, DC On View Exhibition

Space Race

Space Race describes the U.S.-Soviet space rivalry and its aftermath, from the military origins of the Space Race, through the race to the Moon and the development of reconnaissance satellites, to cooperative efforts to maintain a human presence in space.

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Space Race

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Museum in Washington, DC On View Exhibition

Exploring the Planets

Exploring the Planets takes you on a tour of the solar system as seen and sensed by the spacecraft that explored them.

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Past Exhibition

At The Controls: The National Air and Space Museum Looks at Cockpits

At the Controls gave visitors an opportunity to view the cockpits of a number of the aircraft and spacecraft in the National Air and Space Museum collections. Many of these historically significant craft are one of a kind, others are well known, even by non-aviation buffs, for significant events in mankind's travel through air and space history.

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Past Exhibition

R.G. Smith: The 'Old Master' of the Sky

This temporary aviation art exhibition featured 25 elegant paintings and drawings by renowned artist Robert Grant "R.G" Smith. The exhibition was on display March 24 - September 5, 2000.

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Past Exhibition

Women and Flight

Black-and-white photographs of comtemporary women pilots.

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