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Fri, April 17 2020

Reflecting on Apollo 13

Deputy director Chris Browne reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission.

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Thomas O. Paine
Thu, April 16 2020

Conserving the Creativity that Saved the Apollo 13 Astronauts

Conservator Lauren Gottschlich explores the conservation work recently done on a replica of the altered lithium hydroxide filter used during the Apollo 13 mission.

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Apollo 13 Lithium Hydroxide Canisters
Thu, April 16 2020

Visual Information and Apollo 13

Space history curator Jennifer Levasseur examines photographs taken during the Apollo 13 mission and how they helped NASA understand what went wrong with the service module.

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Damaged Apollo 13 Service Module
Wed, April 15 2020

How Gene Kranz’s Plainest Vest Became His Most Famous

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, curator Margaret Weitekamp looks at the history and significance of one of our most iconic artifacts from the mission: Gene Kranz's white vest.

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Gene Kranz's Apollo 13 Vest
Tue, April 14 2020

Apollo 13 AMA Recap

On Monday, April 13, the 50th anniversary of "Houston, we've had a problem," the Museum's Apollo curator Teasel Muir-Harmony participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) on r/space with NASA Chief Historian Bill Barry, and Apollo in Real Time creator and data visualization engineer Ben Feist.

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Apollo 13 Astronauts on the U.S.S. Iwo Jima
Thu, March 19 2020

Our Friend Al Who Went to the Moon

Alfred "Al" Worden, command module pilot on Apollo 15, passed away on March 18, 2020. We mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Al, an aviator, engineer, and storyteller. From the halls of West Point to the far side of the Moon, the legacy of history’s first deep-space walker continues to inspire.

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Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden with his spacesuit
Mon, February 3 2020

Conserving Michael Collins' Apollo 11 Razor

Conservation of Michael Collins' razor from the Apollo 11 mission presented conservators with a complex ethical dilemma for deciding the best treatment approach: how to arrest degradation while maintaining the historical elements of the artifact.

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Michael Collins Shaving Kit
Mon, September 16 2019

Looking Both Ways

Not long after the successful Apollo 11 mission, its three crew members were invited to speak to Congress. In this guest blog, Command Module Pilot, and former director of the National Air and Space Museum, Michael Collins recalls those remarks.

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Michael Collins Addresses Congress
Thu, September 12 2019

Calculating Trajectories and Breaking Boundaries During Apollo

In the late 1960s, Poppy Northcutt was a return-to-Earth specialist with TRW, working on a contract with NASA on one of the most exciting adventures of the 20th century: humanity’s quest for the Moon. With computer programming skills and a degree in mathematics, she worked with her team at TRW on the development of the return-to-Earth program. And she became the first woman in Mission Control.

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Poppy Northcutt
Thu, August 8 2019

AirSpace Season 2|Ep.11
What's He Building?

Today we’re talking about a really cool project that brought together one former-Mythbuster, a couple of Smithsonian units, and makers across the country to reimagine an incredible piece of Apollo engineering.  

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AirSpace Season 2|Ep.11
What's He Building?

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