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Thu, February 20 2014

Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, The Greatest Stick and Rudder Man, is Honored in Hollywood

On the evening of Friday, February 21, friends of legendary pilot Bob Hoover will gather with him at Paramount Studios Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate his “Lifetime of Achievement.”  We doubt this Red Carpet event will make Access Hollywood but of course that is not the point.  Instead, these friends will gather to honor an exceptional man with extraordinary flying skills and, hopefully, to hear Bob tell a few more of his incredible stories.

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Bob Hoover
Wed, May 26 2010

Sending a Nobel Prize to Orbit

The notation in the Museum’s artifact database is simple: “On loan.”  But this artifact is a replica Nobel Prize.  And its loan involves two government agencies, a crushed storage building, and a flight to the International Space Station. Let’s start at the beginning – literally.  As in the Big Bang.

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Replica of John Mather's Nobel Prize for Physics