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Thu, September 13 2018

AirSpace Ep.13:
Under Pressure

Want to know what it’s like in outer space? Your best bet is under the sea. 

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AirSpace Ep.13:
Under Pressure

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Fri, August 31 2018

When Enterprise Met Discovery

Space Shuttle Enterprise, the first space shuttle orbiter ever built, was once displayed where Discovery is today. Despite both being part of the Space Shuttle program, the two served very different purposes and tell very different stories.

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When Enterprise Met Discovery

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Space Shuttles Enterprise and Discovery Meet Nose-to-Nose
Thu, August 30 2018

5 Unusual Facts About Space Shuttle Discovery

While the Discovery is hard to miss at the Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, the little-known details help tell the orbiter’s unique and important history.  

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Space Shuttle Discovery's Maiden Voyage
Mon, August 20 2018

The Technological Breakthroughs of the Viking Lander

The Viking 1 lander, which launched on a 10-month journey to Mars in August of 1975, paved the way for the future of scientific inquiry in space. Here's a closer look at how the lander worked. 

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Viking Lander Sample Canisters
Fri, August 3 2018

The Unexpected Journey from Tolkien to Titan

Bilbo Baggins journeyed many places in Middle-Earth, but it turns out his quest extends to other planets, too.

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Saturn's Satellite Titan
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
Wed, July 25 2018

AirSpace Ep.10:
Happy (Planet) Hunting

NASA launched TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, on April 18, 2018, continuing our search for planets outside of our solar system (aka exoplanets). 

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AirSpace Ep.10:
Happy (Planet) Hunting

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Tue, July 24 2018

Spaceflight and Surviving Shark Attacks

Shaq does shark week. Ronda Rousey against a bull shark. Bear Grylls faces off with … yes … a shark. Shark Week is full of celebrities having close encounters with one of the ocean’s greatest predators, but did you know early astronauts were also prepared for their own tussle with the fearsome fish?

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Shark Repellent, Project Mercury
Fri, July 20 2018

Looking Closer at the Saturn V

On July 20, 1969, a whole nation tuned in to see astronaut Neil Armstrong take one small step on the surface of the Moon, ushering in a new era of space exploration. But how did Armstrong and the Apollo 11 astronauts get to the Moon in the first place?

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Apollo 11 Saturn V Launch
Tue, July 3 2018

Here's Why The US Flag Sometimes Appears Backwards

Is the American flag backwards on the side of Space Shuttle Discovery? No, the “backwards” flag is actually part of the US Flag Code.

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Space Shuttle Discovery on Display

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