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Thu, May 31 2018

Remembering Astronaut and Artist Alan Bean

We remember Alan L.  Bean, the fourth man to walk on the Moon and the only artist to have visited the Moon.

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Apollo 12 - Alan Bean
Thu, May 24 2018

Racing Champion Nemesis NXT Comes to Air and Space

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, has a new addition: Nemesis NXT, a record-breaking Sport-class air racer.

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Racing Champion Nemesis NXT Comes to Air and Space

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Nemesis NXT
Fri, May 18 2018

Turning “She Can” into “She Will”

The National Air and Space Museum's She Can STEM Summer Camp will offer middle school girls from low-income households a glimpse at the exciting opportunities that aerospace has to offer.

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Student Uses Flight Simulator
Wed, May 16 2018

What it Takes to Become a United Airlines Pilot

Do you have what it takes to fly the friendly skies? Becoming a commercial pilot takes time, training, and dedication.

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United Airlines 787 Dreamliner
Wed, May 9 2018

Engineering Challenges in the AAR Design Hangar

We explore the real-world engineering process in the Design Hangar at the Museum in Washington, DC. Now, you can try out our design challenges at home with just a few kitchen supplies. 

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The How Things Fly Design Hangar
Fri, May 4 2018

The Star Wars Galaxy in Real Space

How fans celebrate the Star Wars galaxy, whether it's at the National Air and Space Museum or aboard the International Space Station. 

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The Star Wars Galaxy in Real Space

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The Last Jedi Screening Aboard the ISS
Mon, April 30 2018

Meet Our New Director Ellen Stofan

Get to know Ellen Stofan, the National Air and Space Museum’s next John and Adrienne Mars Director.

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Ellen Stofan
Fri, April 27 2018

The Volunteer Stars of the Public Observatory

As part of our celebration of Volunteer Appreciation Month, we asked some of our volunteers to share their experience working with visitors at the Museum.

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Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory staff and volunteers
Fri, April 6 2018

Welcoming Our New Director, Dr. Ellen Stofan

As the National Air and Space Museum’s interim director, I am pleased to introduce to all of you Dr. Ellen Stofan, the Museum’s new director.

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Ellen Stofan
Sun, April 1 2018

Smithsonian Eyes Reboot for Classic Skate the Universe

As the Museum prepares for its upcoming transformation, the Smithsonian is eyeing a remake of its iconic film Scott Hamilton Skates the Universe.

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Smithsonian Eyes Reboot for Classic Skate the Universe

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Andromeda Galaxy

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