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Wed, July 8 2015

Apollo-Soyuz Commemorative Cigarettes 

Next week marks the 40th anniversary of an important moment in space history, when astronauts and cosmonauts greeted each other warmly in their docked Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft while orbiting above the Earth.

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Apollo Soyuz Commemorative Cigarettes
Fri, April 5 2013

One Story, Two Museums: A Century of Alaska Aviation

In early 2010, I received an e-mail out of the blue from Julie Decker, the chief curator of the Anchorage Museum, asking if I would be interested in co-curating an exhibition on flight and Alaska.

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Arctic Flight: A Century of Alaska Aviation
Tue, August 4 2009

Q. and A. in the Archives Division

It was about twenty years ago, but no one in the Museum’s Archives Division can now remember who first asked us the immortal question - what‘s the wingspan of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning?

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Q. and A. in the Archives Division
Tue, June 30 2009

X-Ray Analysis of the Starship Enterprise

When the National Air and Space Museum opened in 1976, the production model of the Starship Enterprise was prominently and dramatically displayed hanging at the entrance of “Life in the Universe” gallery. Later, when that gallery closed, and the starship was moved to several other locations within the museum.

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Star Trek Starship "Enterprise" on display in Rocketry and Spaceflight

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