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2014-05-01 23:15:37

Conference will highlight history and future of ‘Getting from Here to There’. (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access will host a free online education conference for teachers and students, May 14. The conference offers four sessions on the evolution of navigation throughout the centuries and navigation’s potential impact on global trends. The sessions bring together curators, educators, and field specialists from the Smithsonian’s National Air...

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2014-04-24 04:00:41

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two instruments that played critical roles in discoveries made by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope now are on display in an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington. "Repairing Hubble" recognizes the 24th anniversary of Hubble's launch into space aboard space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. The exhibit features Hubble's Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement (COSTAR) instrument and the Wide...

2014-02-10 23:24:38

Intrepid Air & Space Museum and Characters for Hire stunt show helps children and parents understand the impact of bullying. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Looking for a great way to keep your kids entertained and teach them an important lesson at the same time? Then head over to the Intrepid Air & Space Museum on Monday, Feb. 17, for the Anti-Bullying Stunt Show extravaganza, a Hollywood-style show designed to be enjoyable for kids and their parents. The stunt show is...

2013-11-25 23:02:25

Thermablok, an aerogel insulation product derived from NASA’s aerogel technology is included as a NASA technology spinoff product in the popular Space Shuttle Enterprise exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City. Aerogel is considered the highest insulating material known and one of the lightest solids known to man. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Thermablok, an aerogel insulation product derived from NASA’s aerogel technology is included as a NASA...

Smithsonian Honors Team Behind Successful Mars Curiosity Landing
2013-03-14 09:15:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum announced that the team responsible for the successful landing of NASA´s Mars Curiosity rover will receive its 2013 Trophy for Current Achievement on April 24 in Washington DC. “The Current Achievement winner can be summarized in two words: sky crane,” said a museum press release describing the award. “This phrase embodied the audacious plan that the Entry, Descent,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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