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Thu, May 7 2020

Remembering World War II Through Art

Carolyn Russo, curator of the Museum's art collection, shares the story behind the painting November 1944, by artist Robert Jordan, who served in World War II and was a Prisoner of War at Luft IV POW camp.

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November 1944
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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Troop Zero

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Logo for AirSpace Podcast 2020
Wed, May 6 2020

Ben Kuroki: A Story We All Need to Know

National Air and Space Museum chief curator Peter Jakab shares the story of Japanese American veteran Ben Kuroki.

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Ben Kuroki
Tue, May 5 2020

Blackbirds and Lightnings

Curator Michael Hankins examines the history of the World War II fighter plane P-38 Lightning and its connections with the fan-favorite SR-71 Blackbird.

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Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning
Mon, May 4 2020

The Naval Aviation You’ve Never Heard Of

Naval aviation curator Laurence Burke explores a lesser known type of naval aviation — spotter planes, a role mainly filled by Vought OS2U Kingfishers.

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Kingfisher on USS Missouri
Fri, May 1 2020

Mitsubishi A6M Zero Fighter

Few American fighter pilots on their own survived a turning, twisting, close-in dogfight against a capable Japanese pilot flying a Mitsubishi A6M Zero during World War II. Curator Russell Lee explores in a new blog.

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Mitsubishi A6M5 Reisen (Zero Fighter) Model 52 ZEKE
Tue, April 28 2020

Preserving Flak-Bait: Reversing a 1970s Restoration

In the latest blog about the preservation of Flak-Bait, conservator Lauren Horelick describes the work being done on the overpaint of the aircraft.

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Flak-Bait Details in UV Light
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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Hubble Test Telescope
Fri, April 24 2020

How Hubble Changed the Way We Picture Our Universe

In this guest blog, Dr. Elizabeth Kessler explores the contributions of the Hubble Space Telescope and how it has changed the way we envision our universe.

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Pillars of Creation
Wed, April 22 2020

50 Years of Earth Day: Why This Anniversary Matters

Space history curator Martin Collins reflects on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and it means today.

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Earthrise from Apollo 8

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