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Fri, July 17 2020

Remembering Emily Howell Warner

National Air and Space Museum fellow Caroline Johnson remembers the pioneering life of Emily Howell Warner.

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Emily Howell Warner
Mon, July 13 2020

Launching Hope to Mars

Museum director Ellen Stofan reflects on the significance of the United Arab Emirates upcoming mission to Mars.

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Hope Spacecraft
Fri, July 10 2020

Better Propellers for “The Few”: Desmond Cooke’s Legacy in the Battle of Britain

Curator Jeremy Kinney explores the contribution of Royal Air Force leader Desmond Cooke to the improvement of Supermarine Spitfires prior to the Battle of Britain.

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New Spitfires for 65 Squadron
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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Logo for AirSpace Podcast 2020
Wed, July 8 2020

K-Ships vs. U-Boats

Historian Thomas Paone explores the important role played by K-ships in hunting German U-Boats during World War II.

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K-Ship
Mon, July 6 2020

Remembering Edward Lewis “Whitey” Feightner

Curator Laurence Burke looks back on the extensive career of Navy pilot Edward L. “Whitey” Feightner

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Whitey Feightner
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
Fri, June 26 2020

Air Transport Command and the Airlines During World War II

During World War II, airlines worked closely with the military to further the war effort by transporting people and materiel. Bob van der Linden, curator of air transportation, discusses Air Transport Command.

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TWA and the ATC
Tue, June 23 2020

 “Wonder Weapons” and Slave Labor

Curator Michael Neufeld discusses how Nazi Germany's high-tech weapons were assembled in part by forced and slave labor from the various Nazi camp systems.

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Tunnels at Mittelwerk
Wed, June 17 2020

Neal V. Loving: Pilot, Engineer, Aircraft Designer

Curator Russell Lee shares the story of aircraft designer Neal V. Loving.

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Neal Loving Flying WR-3

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