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The Space Museum
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Thousands of the nation's historic air and space artifacts - including a Navy dive bomber from World War II and spacesuits from the Apollo era - are slowly being moved from a cramped site in Maryland to a state-of-the-art Smithsonian conservation hangar in northern Virginia.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten years after NASA landed two rovers on Mars for a 90-day mission, one is still exploring, and the project has generated hundreds of thousands of images from the planet's surface.
It's appropriate that Leonardo da Vinci's dream and the men who eventually fulfilled it should come together, as they do for the first — and perhaps the only — time, for 40 days, starting Friday at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
The flying machine that ushered in NASA's space shuttle program has suffered storm damage in New York City.
When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon all those years ago, he made his country believe that anything was possible with ingenuity and dedication _ and in the process became one of America's greatest heroes, his friends, colleagues and admirers said Saturday after news that the former astronaut had died.
When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon all those years ago, he made his country believe that anything was possible with ingenuity and dedication _ and in the process became of America's greatest heroes, his friends, colleagues and admirers said Saturday after news that the former astronaut had died.
Ezekiel, the top-hatted balloonist, has recited his "little poem" on the glories of flight and barely missed the white church steeple more than 20,000 times now. He has called out his warning of white water ahead to the unsuspecting canoeist far below for 36 years. Before giving way to hang gliders, barnstorming pilots and the Navy's Blue Angels flight team, his silver balloon with the four American flags attached to the gondola has soared above the rolling green Vermont hills and churning, roaring Niagara Falls every single day the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum has been open.
Scheduled for a one-year limited run when it opened during the Ford administration, the modest 26-minute Imax film "To Fly!" has become an unlikely Washington institution, one that shows no signs of crashing back to earth anytime soon.
Space shuttles Discovery and Enterprise stood nose to nose during a stirring ceremony at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on Thursday.