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Thu, January 14 2021

Mercury, The Not So Shrunken Planet

Based on my research, which include image composites of two flyby views of Mercury from the MESSENGER spacecraft, I conclude that Mercury has not cooled and shrunken as much as previously thought.

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Color Composite of Mercury Flyby
Thu, January 14 2021

Bonus! AirSpace Presents NOVA Now

Satellites from NASA and private companies are making headlines. What’s their history and how might their future affect space and life here on Earth?

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Fri, January 8 2021

George Robert Carruthers: Astronautical Engineer and Astronomer

Astronautical engineer and astronomer George Robert Carruthers, a name well-known and dearly regarded in the space science community, and a good friend of the National Air and Space Museum, passed away on Saturday, December 26 after a long illness.

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Thu, December 31 2020

Celebrating the Holidays with Arthur C. Clarke

As I have been scanning the correspondence that science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke received over his lifetime, a constant staple of correspondence always crops up near the end of a year. These being the abundant number of Christmas cards Clarke would get around the holidays.

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Christmas Card, Arthur C. Clarke
Wed, December 30 2020

Wonder Woman and the Smithsonian

Explore the history of Wonder Woman and the Smithsonian, including how Wonder Woman 1984 was filmed at three Smithsonian museums.

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Chris Pine in Wonder Woman 1984
Sat, December 26 2020

Glistening Pride

I had to hold back my emotions as I photographed the blue and gold F/A-18C Hornet aircraft approaching the Udvar-Hazy Center on November 18, 2020, by the realization that my photography career had, in some way, just come full circle. My journey began back in 1973 when I had the good fortune of being assigned as the photographer for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team.

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Jim Preston
Thu, December 24 2020

AirSpace Season 3|Ep.12
Never Surrender

It’s safe to say that the AirSpace pod loves Galaxy Quest, but doesn’t everyone!? It has it all: sci-fi, action, and comedy, an underdog who saves the day, and feel good story with space aliens! For the Trekkies among us, it’s an unswerving love letter to the importance of fans in any successful franchise. In the final episode of season 3, Emily, Matt, and Nick discuss why this is the movie to watch with your family this holiday season.

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Never Surrender

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Thu, December 24 2020

Yes, NORAD Says There is a Santa Claus

How did a misdialed phone number lead to a holiday tradition

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Yes, NORAD Says There is a Santa Claus

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NORAD's Santa Tracker Locates Santa in Chicago
Tue, December 22 2020

All Dressed Up: A Study of Stearate Growth Occurring on Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Leather Flight Helmet

In 2018, a peculiar condition phenomenon was observed on the helmet of Anne Morrow Lindbergh and it was removed from display for examination and conservation. An investigation into the cause of the condition issue is reviewed.

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Sun, December 20 2020

Five Things We Learned from Victor Glover

Discover what it's really like to live and work in space! Astronaut Victor Glover shares his thoughts and little-known facts about being an astronaut.

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Victor Glover

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