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The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air & space objects in the world. Legal:
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50 years ago today, the astronauts addressed a Joint Session of Congress. recalls the words he spoke that day:
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Celebrate with us this Saturday at the Museum in DC during our family day. Take a docent tour in Spanish, learn about Hispanic aviators, and more:
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National Air and Space Museum 17h
"With giant Saturn hanging in the blackness and sheltering Cassini from the sun's blinding glare, the spacecraft viewed the rings as never before." This image of Saturn was captured in 2006:
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"I got letters from girls from all over the world, and many of them said things like "I didn't know that girls could do this." I really felt a lot of gratification from that." Poppy Northcutt reflects on working on the Apollo program:
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National Air and Space Museum 21h
Today in 1948, a North American F-86A Sabre set a world speed record of 671 mph. You can see an F-86A on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center:
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National Air and Space Museum 23h
Today in 2017, the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere, the end of its Grand Finale, which included a series of nearly two dozen nail-biting dives between the planet and its icy rings: 📷:
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 15
It was, and you can watch the video of the full lecture here
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 15
On the first day of , explore how Latinos have shaped aviation—breaking records, exploring the farthest reaches of our world, and shaping what’s possible in the aerospace field:
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 15
Today in 1984: Col. Joe Kittinger departed Maine on the first solo balloon flight across the Atlantic. The flight jacket Kittinger wore is part of our collection:
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 14
National Air and Space Society Members—have you gotten your tickets to this year's Flight Jacket Night featuring Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden on November 14? Not a member of NASS? Join today to get tickets:
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 14
Today in 1994, pilot Eugene Bullard was posthumously commissioned a second lieutenant in . He is considered the only African-American pilot in , though he never flew for the United States due to racial prejudice:
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 14
Replying to @TheTrekNerd
We explored all possibilities to keep it on display, but due to the moving parts of our renovation and the unique conditions required to display Enterprise, we determined those alternatives were not possible and that it would need to go into storage.
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 14
Today in 2005, the Pathfinder Plus Solar Aircraft completed its last research flight at NASA Dryden. See it on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center:
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 14
Wiley Post's first stratospheric flights were in his Lockheed Vega Winnie Mae—which didn't have a pressurized cabin. So he wore this pressure suit, created for him by the B.F. Goodrich Company.
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 14
Our Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory is turning 10 this September! Celebrate 10 years of clear skies with us on September 30:
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 13
Today in 1974, our Lockheed SR-71 made a world speed record flight from London to Los Angeles in 3 hrs 47 min 39 sec:
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 13
Today in 1935, Howard Hughes flew his H-1 Racer to a new world speed record of 352 mph in California.
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 13
On this day in 1961, MA-4 launched on the first successful orbital flight test of the Mercury program:
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 13
In this 1942 photo, Hawthorne School of Aeronautics cadets scoffed at superstition, preparing to fly Stearman trainer number “13” on . They also stood under a ladder, obtained a black cat, and intended to break a mirror:
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National Air and Space Museum Sep 13
Replying to @katelanddeck
The Smithsonian had been collecting aviation related artifacts essentially since its beginning. The collection was housed in a variety of Smithsonian buildings both before and after the 1946 act until the Mall building opened in 1976. More here
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