National Air and Space Museum

May 21, 2012 - 2:42pm
Enterprise on back of NASA shuttle carrier 747

“Tranquility Base here, the Enterprise has landed.”
While it might not have been as dramatic as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touching down on the moon, for New York City, April 27 was known as the day the city got a space shuttle.

August 11, 2008 - 7:20am

“Five hundred years from now, you’ll want to be able to pop open something on the aircraft and see how it worked,” noted David Hahn, acting collections manager for the Science Education Center in Richmond, Va. For the past 13 years Hahn has cared for N802L, the Model 23 Continental that was the first production aircraft from Lear Jet. Now N802L has come home, as a wave of artifacts arrive each day for reassembly at the Steven F.

January 29, 2007 - 7:10am
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Gen. Jack Dailey hefted the comically oversized scissors to approach the ribbon. Hundreds waited to pass metal detectors for the December 15 opening of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. After a mock slice for the cameras, Dailey reached for real scissors to snip a new era at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM).

December 15, 2006 - 1:36pm

The French military has run Le Bourget’s air and space museum since it opened in 1919. In recent decades, a French air force general at the end of his career has traditionally held the top post.

 
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