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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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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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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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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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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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Fri, April 24 2020

Telling Hubble's Story for 30 Years

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope, curator David DeVorkin takes you on a virtual tour of our Hubble artifacts.

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Thu, April 9 2020

3D Scanning Space Shuttle Discovery

The Smithsonian's Digitization Program Office takes you behind the scenes of how they captured a comprehensive 3D dataset of the largest museum artifact ever to be digitized: Space Shuttle Discovery

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Mon, March 23 2020

Transcribing the Sally K. Ride Papers

We are pleased to announce that the Sally K. Ride Papers, consisting of over 23 cubic feet (38,640 pages!) of archival material chronicling Ride’s career from the 1970s through the 2010s, have been fully scanned and are available digitally. Air and Space fans can help make them more accessible by transcribing them in the Smithsonian Transcription Center.

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Thu, March 19 2020

Our Friend Al Who Went to the Moon

Alfred "Al" Worden, command module pilot on Apollo 15, passed away on March 18, 2020. We mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Al, an aviator, engineer, and storyteller. From the halls of West Point to the far side of the Moon, the legacy of history’s first deep-space walker continues to inspire.

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