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Tue, August 14 2018

Amazon Drone Comes to Air and Space

The story of this emerging technology will be a cornerstone of our new Thomas W. Haas We All Fly gallery, a new exhibition that is part of the ongoing reimagining of the Museum. We are excited to feature an example of Amazon’s work in the autonomous aerial delivery field—the Amazon Prime Air Hybrid Drone.

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Amazon Hybrid Delivery Drone
Tue, July 31 2018

Uncovering the Secrets of the Ranger 7

During the conservation of the Museum's Ranger 7 spacecraft, our conservator and space history curator uncovered some unexpected details about the object. 

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Ranger Spacecraft Cameras and Lens
Thu, July 26 2018

Showcasing Aerobatic Aviation

For the past eight years, aerobatic aviator Sean D. Tucker has performed daring tricksin his Oracle Challenger III. Now, it’ll become part of the National Air and Space Museum collection.

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Oracle Challenger III
Fri, July 13 2018

Tips and Tricks for Your Summer Museum Visit

If you’re planning a stop at our Museum on your next vacation, we’ve got some tips to help you make the most out of your visit!   

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Tue, July 10 2018

Space, Stars, and Success: Meet Samantha O’Sullivan

Samantha O’Sullivan grew up visiting the National Air and Space Museum. Now, she works in our "How Things Fly" gallery as part of the Explainers Program.

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Explainer Samantha O'Sullivan
Fri, June 1 2018

Our Favorite Photos From 2001

Explore some incredible visitor images from our 2001: The Bromicide Fest exhibition. 

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"The Barmecide Feast" by Simon Birch
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

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