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Fri, November 23 2018

AirSpace Ep.18:
Good Vibrations

Have you heard? NASA’s InSight lander is set to touchdown on Mars next Monday, November 26. So, grab your popcorn and leftover turkey and get ready to witness the latest Martian robot land on the Red Planet.

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Good Vibrations

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Fri, November 16 2018

Capturing Earth's Geography From Space

Before you review your #GeographyFromSpace answers below, learn more about how instruments captured these important images.

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Thu, November 8 2018

AirSpace Ep.17:
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

2 Space Shuttles + 1 asteroid the size of Texas + a dash of 90s rock = the most terribly wonderful space movie of all time? Well, maybe for Emily, Matt, and Nick.  This fall has got us hooked on space movies. So, Emily, Matt, and Nick decided to rewatch the 1998 film Armageddon to see how many inaccuracies they could find. 

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I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

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Mon, November 5 2018

How Do Astronauts Vote From Space?

How do you cast your ballot when you are floating over 200 miles above your polling place? Thanks to a special electronic absentee ballot, astronauts are able to vote from space.

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Fri, November 2 2018

How an Astronaut Smuggled a Sandwich Into Space

On the historic Gemini 3 mission, astronaut John Young brought along something unexpected--a corned beef sandwich. 

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Mon, October 29 2018

John Glenn's Return to Space on Discovery

On October 29, 1998, John Glenn launched on his second spaceflight, 36 years after his historic 1962 flight on the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft. When John Glenn boarded the shuttle orbiter Discovery, now in the Museum’s collection and displayed at our Udvar-Hazy Center, he was 77 years old—the oldest person yet to venture into space.

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John Glenn's Return to Space on Discovery

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Thu, October 25 2018

Discovering Mysterious Features On Saturn’s moon Dione

Emily Martin, of the Museum's Center for Earth and Planetary Science, is a co-author on an exciting new study, discovering new features of Saturn's moon Dione 

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Thu, October 25 2018

AirSpace Ep.16:
Rocket Man

AirSpace hosts give their take on First Man, the new biopic about the original Moon-walker Neil Armstrong. Spoiler – they land on the Moon.

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Rocket Man

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Mon, October 22 2018

Remembering Paul Allen, Tech Visionary

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and collector Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, made a notable impression here at the National Air and Space Museum.

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Thu, October 18 2018

Six Space Missions to Watch For

The next few months will also bring some exciting developments in space science. There are new missions about to launch and spacecraft that will reach their destinations after long journeys. Here are six out-of-this-world things to look for in the news over the next few months.

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