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Thu, July 9 2020

AirSpace Season 3|Ep.1
Back in the USSR

Welcome to Season 3! Today we’re talking about secret space shuttles--seriously! 

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Back in the USSR

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Wed, July 1 2020

Launch a Conversation

We invite you to Launch a Conversation with your friends and family about launches in American history and what was going on during those times.

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Apollo 8 Liftoff
Tue, June 2 2020

The Challenge Before Us: A Historical Reflection on 1969 and 2020

On the same day that a commercially-built spacecraft docked with the ISS for the first time, cities across this nation experienced widespread protests sparked by profound racial disparities. The confluence of events drew comparisons to 1968 and 1969, when successful flights to the Moon occurred in the midst of a similarly fraught moment. Curator Margaret Weitekamp reflects.

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"Poor People's Campaign" March
Wed, May 27 2020

Launching Astronauts from American Soil: Why is it Important?

Curator Margaret Weitekamp reflects on the return of human spaceflight from US soil, and the implications of that capability.

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American Flag Left on ISS by STS-135
Wed, May 27 2020

SpaceX Dragon Launch and Entry Suits

Spacesuit curator Cathleen Lewis explores what we know — and don't know — about SpaceX's Crew Dragon launch and entry suits.

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SpaceX Spacesuits
Tue, May 26 2020

Redefining How NASA Gets into Space

On the eve of SpaceX's first Crew Dragon launch, space history curator Jennifer Levasseur examines how NASA's relationship with the contractors that build its spacecraft has changed since the first days of human spaceflight. 

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Crew Dragon spacecraft
Tue, May 26 2020

AirSpace Movie Club
Snowpiercer

In this addition of our at-home movie club, we explore the world of the sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer.

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Snowpiercer

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Fri, May 22 2020

Launch Complex 39: From Saturn to Shuttle to SpaceX and SLS

Space history curator Michael Neufeld explores the history of Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39, which has seen launches of the Apollo program and Space Shuttle, and will see the return of crewed launches from American soil in May 2020.

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Falcon 9 at Launch Pad
Tue, May 12 2020

AirSpace Movie Club
Superman: The Movie

Our at home movie mini series continues! Emily, Matt and Nick talk about the Man of Steel in his appearance in this 1978 classic.

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Superman: The Movie

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Wed, May 6 2020

AirSpace Movie Club
Troop Zero

In the first episode of this movie mini-series hosts Matt, Nick, and Emily talk about the movie Troop Zero.

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Troop Zero

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