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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Draws Nearly 11 Million Visitors in FY 2003

Since the building on the National Mall opened in 1976, attendance has always surpassed expectations. The National Air and Space Museum is the most visited museum in the world with an average annual attendance of more than 9 million people. ...

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Predator Development Team and Stanley Hiller Jr. are Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Trophy Winners

One of the Smithsonian Institution's most distinguished honors, the National Air and Space Museum Trophy, will be awarded this year to the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. team responsible for the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, and...

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

The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum--continuing its yearlong 25th anniversary celebration--opens its newest permanent exhibition, "...

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New Director of the National Air and Space Museum To Take Office in January

Gen. John R. Dailey (USMC, Ret.), Associate Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has been named Director of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. His appointment was announced today, Nov. 24, by Smithsonian Secretary I. Michael Heyman. The...

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XV-15 Tilt Rotor to Land at National Air and Space Museum's New Udvar-Hazy Center, Home of Smithsonian Institution's Peerless Vertical Flight Collection

The pioneering XV-15 tilt rotor becomes the first artifact to fly onto the grounds of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center when it arrives Tuesday, Sept. 16 as a donation from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Premieres Straight Up! Helicopters In Action

Public Showings begin September 20 The Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum will take audiences out for a spin of a different sort with the new large format film Straight Up! Helicopters in Action....

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Enjoy Dinner and a Movie!

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Launches Classic Film Festival and Summer Buffet as 25th Anniversary Celebration Continues ...

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Breitling Orbiter 3 Team and Dr. Simon Ramo 1999 National Air and Space Museum Trophy Winners

The Smithsonian's 1999 National Air and Space Museum Trophy was recently awarded to the Breitling Orbiter 3 Team and Dr. Simon Ramo, co-founder of the Fortune 500 company TRW. Two trophies are awarded each year-- one for...

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National Air and Space Museum Receives "Ascent" Sculpture for Display at Udvar-Hazy Center

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum received into its collection today (Sept. 9) "Ascent," a polished steel sculpture reaching 70 feet in the air. The work will welcome visitors to the museum's new companion facility, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located near Washington...

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National Air and Space Museum to Welcome Steve Fossett and History-Making Balloon Gondola

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will acquire the gondola from adventurer Steve Fossett's Bud Light Spirit of Freedom, which completed the first solo round-the-world balloon flight in July. The ceremony will take place in the...

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