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  • Photo Feature: Apollo 11 Command Module prepped for cross-country voyage

    Jason RhianMarch 6th, 2017

    WASHINGTON — The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution is planning a cross-country tour, encompassing four public locations, for Columbia, the Apollo 11 Command Module. The tour is set to begin in October 2017 and will go through the 50th anniversary of humanity's first voyage to the surface of another world.

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: NASA celebrates 100 years of NACA with symposium

    Gregory CecilMarch 4th, 2015

    On March 3 and 4, NASA and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum are hosting “The NACA Centenary: A Symposium on 100 Years of Aerospace Research and Development.”  This event is open to the public and is being held at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C. and broadcast on NASA TV. The National […]

  • Our SpaceFlight Heritage: Bruce McCandless performs the first untethered spacewalk

    Gregory CecilFebruary 7th, 2015

    Thirty-one years ago today, on Feb. 7, 1984, mission specialist Bruce McCandless II became the first human to perform an untethered spacewalk (EVA) with the help of a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). Flying at an altitude of approximately 170 miles (274 km), and up to 320 feet (98 m) away from Space Shuttle Challenger, McCandless’ historic flight […]