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Visitors to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Monday watch a NASA press conference on Curiosity. The nearly one-ton probe completed its eight-month journey to the Red Planet, plummeting to the surface with the help of a parachute during what’s widely been referred to as “seven minutes of terror.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Matt Warfield of Hanover, Pa., and his son Brandon, 8, watch a live NASA press conference streamed live on the landing of Curiosity, which landed on the surface of Mars early Monday morning along with other visitors to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., Monday, August 6, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** People pass a military jet while attending a job fair for veterans on March 28, 2012, at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. (Associated Press)

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People pass a military jet while attending a job fair for veterans on March 28, 2012, at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** People pass a military jet while attending a job fair for veterans on March 28, 2012, at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. (Associated Press)

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The space shuttle Discovery, carried on the back of a jumbo jet, flies over the Washington Monument in D.C., on April 17, 2012, en route to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Va. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Job seekers pass a military jet during a job fair for veterans on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Pearl Harbor survivors (front row, from left) Robert Welkner, Aaron Chabin and John Jankowski prepare to cast a wreath into the Hudson River in New York aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. (Associated Press)

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July 17 NASA / ART: 50 Years of Exploration at National Air and Space Through October 9 at the National Air and Space Museum, Independence Ave. and 6th St. SW, 202.633.1000, http://www.si.edu/Museums/air-and-space-museum

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This image provided by the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Thursday, April 7, 2011 shows a proposal for a space shuttle exhibit in New York. Enterprise will go to New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum for display in a glass enclosure on a Manhattan pier on the Hudson River, next to the aircraft carrier that houses the museum. (AP Photo/Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum)