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Space Shuttle Discovery Is Now An Exhibit

NASA Transfers Shuttle Discovery to National Air and Space Museum “National Air and Space Museum Director, General John “Jack” Dailey said, “Discovery has distinguished itself as the champion of America’s shuttle fleet. In its new home, it will shine as an American icon, educating and inspiring people of all ages for generations to come. The Museum is committed to teaching and inspiring youngsters, so that they will climb the ladder […]

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  • April 19, 2012
Interest in Shuttle Grows After It Has Been Retired. Hidden Message?

Image: Jarod Ondas (left), of Virginia, and his brother Austin, watch as space shuttle Discovery approaches the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for its fly-over, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Chantilly, Va. – nasa hq photo’s photostream Space Shuttle Discovery Draws Eyes to Sky for Final Flight, PBS NewsHour [Valerie Neal NASM] “I think it’s probably a surprise to everyone how the public turned out today […]

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  • April 18, 2012
KH-9 Hexagon Spy Satellite Makes a Rare Public Outing (Photos and Video)

KH-9 Hexagon Spy Satellite Makes a Rare Public Outing (Photos and Video) “With virtually no advance notice, the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar Hazy Center put a KH-9 “Hexagon” spy satellite on public display today. The display is up for one day only. Word of this display only leaked out late on Friday. No media advisories were issued (or they did not send me one). I could not get […]

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  • September 19, 2011
Photos: Enterprise Then and Now

Photos Then and Now: Space Shuttle Enterprise Rolled out 35 Years Ago Today “On 17 September 1976, NASA’s space shuttle Enterprise rolled out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities and was greeted by NASA officials and cast members from the ‘Star Trek’ television series. Today, Enterprise is on display at the Smithsonian.”

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  • September 17, 2011
NASA SMD's Fancy Dinner Party (Updated)

Keith’s 1 July update: According to NASA SMD: this is what SMD paid for the reception: “Planetary Program costs: $37.5K, which included the NASM facility rental, rental for chairs/stage/tables/etc, a/v, music, lighting and rigging, delivery, taxes.” That’s $37,500 that could have been spent on science. Instead, Ed Weiler spends it on a party. Keith’s 30 June update: According to the AAS: “AAS handled the reception, the costs of which were […]

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  • July 1, 2011
Live Webcast On Mars and Seeking Life (update)

NASA Mars Program Update From “Follow the Water” to “Seeking Signs of Life” “The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) in Washington, DC and NASA’s Planetary Science Division welcomes you to a Mars Program Update starting at 10:30AM Eastern this Thursday, January 13, 2011 at NASM. The event will conclude by 12:30PM. It’s free and open to the public, and if you’re in the area stop by, but if you’re […]

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  • January 13, 2011