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News Archive / Tagged: National Air and Space Museum

  • Vice President Pence leads first National Space Council meeting, outlines Moon as priority

    Derek RichardsonOctober 5th, 2017

    The newly re-established National Space Council had its first meeting on Oct. 5, 2017, at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Chaired by Vice President Mike Pence, the group heard testimony from experts across all sectors of the space industry in an effort to refocus U.S. space policy.

  • Pluto’s moon Hydra has icy surface; New Horizons team wins awards

    Laurel KornfeldMay 14th, 2016

    The first New Horizons data on the Pluto system's four small moons reveals that outermost moon, Hydra, has a surface composed mostly of pristine water ice. Returned nearly ten months after the spacecraft's historic flyby, the findings came just as the New Horizons team was recognized publicly with several prestigious awards.

  • Hubble repair mission remembered in new NASM exhibit

    Josh TallisApril 24th, 2014

    As the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) moves slowly towards its 2018 launch date, parts of its predecessor are securing a second life back on Earth. The Hubble Space Telescope, which Webb will be launched to replace, is the focus of the new “Repairing Hubble” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, which […]