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2014-03-18 12:25:58

SCIENTIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ARTIFACTS ADDED TO THE PERMANENT COLLECTION AT NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that the world's largest and most significant collections of aviation and space artifacts, the National Air and Space Museum in our nation's capital, will host the next and final stop of Red Bull Stratos: Mission to the Edge of Space exhibit and significant mission artifacts will be added to the museum's...

2013-12-04 16:24:27

Holiday Music Flash Mob is a First by U.S. Premier Military Band WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It isn't often that visitors to the National Air and Space Museum are interrupted by the strains of Johann Sebastian Bach. Starting with a single cellist in the middle of the museum's "Milestones of Flight" gallery and swelling to 120 musicians, the United States Air Force Band exhilarated museum visitors yesterday with the first flash mob to be produced by one of the five...

2013-07-24 16:20:45

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Question: What do aerospace-themed art, the search for planets capable of supporting life and space suits have in common? Answer: All three subjects will be together in the National Air and Space Museum's Flight and the Arts Gallery. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/DC52673-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/DC52673-b) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130724/DC52673-c) On July...

2013-06-24 16:20:36

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum announced that it will receive a $6 million donation from the Thomas W. Haas Foundation to establish an endowment for its Public Observatory Program. It is the largest donation ever given to the museum for science education programming. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130624/DC37426) The gift is in memory of Phoebe Waterman Haas, the grandmother of the foundation's...

Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Team To Incorporate New Flight Strategy On Next Leg
2013-06-13 08:48:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Strong winds will force the Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg to make an unscheduled pit stop in Cincinnati on the fourth leg of the Across America 2013 project. Challenging weather will force Borschberg, who is taking the helm for the fourth leg of the mission, to land briefly in Cincinnati on the route to Washington DC to complete leg four of the 2013 mission. Once in Cincinnati, Borschberg will...

NASA Shares Space Shuttle Artifacts With Museums
2012-09-05 14:43:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As NASA´s post mortem on the space shuttle program continues, many groups and organizations stand to benefit from the bounty of artifacts that the agency is making available to the public. Starting this week, NASA is expanding the program for museums across the country to receive shuttle-related items like specially packaged food and heat shield tiles. Previously, the program had made these items only available to educational...

2012-07-17 02:20:38

NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wings Club, recognized as the premier aviation club in the world, will honor General John R. "Jack" Dailey (USMC Ret.), Director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum with the 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award. Acknowledging outstanding accomplishments in the field of aviation, The Wings Club will present the Award on Friday, October 26, 2012 at its 70th Annual Awards Gala to be held at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City....

Shuttle Enterprise To Fly Over New York City April 23
2012-04-17 04:05:15

NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Enterprise mounted atop will fly at a relatively low altitude over various parts of the New York City metropolitan area on Monday, April 23. The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating the flight, which is scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. EDT. The exact route and timing of the flight depend on weather and operational constraints, including the on-time delivery of space shuttle Discovery to the...

2012-04-16 10:20:33

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Enterprise mounted atop will fly at a relatively low altitude over various parts of the New York City metropolitan area on Monday, April 23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Federal Aviation Administration is coordinating the flight, which is scheduled to occur between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. EDT. The exact route and timing of the flight depend on...

Discovery Flyover of DC Scheduled for April 17
2012-04-10 03:50:01

NASA's retired Space Shuttle Discovery will be flying over portions of Washington D.C. on the morning of April 17 as it travels en route to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where it will be displayed, the American space agency announced on Monday. The flight is scheduled to occur between 10am and 11am local time and will involve a modified Boeing 747 known as a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with the shuttle mounted on top of it, NASA and Space.com's Robert Z. Pearlman said....