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2016_DC_SIAIR_Mars29DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Board Exhibit: Mars: Fantasy, Fact, and Fiction
2019_DC_SIAIR_MoF31DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Board Exhibit: Milestones of Flight
2017_DC_SIAIR_WWI_Aviation63DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Board Exhibit: World War I Aviation (boards)
2020_DC_SIAIR_Tranquility26DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Exhibit: 50 Years from Tranquility Base
50 Years from Tranquility Base
Humanity's First Visit to Another World
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon, while their colleague Michael Collins orbited overhead. This case, installed for the 50th anniversary of the...
1998_DC_SIAIR_AS7DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Exhibit: America's Smithsonian
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution, "America's Smithsonian," an $8 million, 336-artifact tour, played 12 cities in two years, including recent stops in Los Angeles, the Midwest and the New York Coliseum.

In two hours, visitors can tour three galleries filled with...
2018_DC_SIAIR_Spruce_Goose18DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Exhibit: Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose
2013_DC_SIAIR_Leonardo10DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Exhibit: Leonardo da Vinci's Codex on the Flight of Birds
You weren't allowed to photograph the actual exhibit but these photos are of an area outside the display.
Leonardo da Vinci's Codex on the Flight of Birds
September 13, 2013 – October 22, 2013
Leonardo da Vinci was fascinated with flight and made observations of birds to try to discover how humans...
2019_DC_SIAIR_Armstrong20DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Exhibit: Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit
Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 Spacesuit
July 16, 2019 – 2022
Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit from the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing is on display for the first time in 13 years in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. The spacesuit recently underwent an extensive conservation process funded by...
2019_DC_SIAIR_Voyage52DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Exhibit: Voyage -- A Journey Through Our Solar System
Voyage -- A Journey Through Our Solar System
October 17, 2001 – Permanent
In this outdoor exhibition, our solar system is presented at one ten-billionth actual size through 13 units—one each for the 9 planets, the Sun, asteroids and comets, and 2 introductory units—that stretch 650 yards from the Air...
2015_DC_SIAIR_Elephant10DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Exhibit: Why Is This Elephant In This Room?
2018_DC_SIAIR_Foodcourt11DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Food Court
The last time I'd been in the foodcourt area was when it was a McDonald's. My brother Kevin and his wife and granddaughter were in town on June 27, 2014. Summer museum lines were long and they needed to eat. Since they were already in the Air and Space Museum, we ate at the McDonald's which they said...
1997_DC_SIAIR_Milestones5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2001_DC_SIAIR_Milestones3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2002_DC_SIAIR_Milestones15DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2003_DC_SIAIR_Milestones13DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2005_DC_SIAIR_Milestones35DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2007_DC_SIAIR_Milestones5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2008_DC_SIAIR_Milestones4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2010_DC_SIAIR_Milestones21DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2012_DC_SIAIR_Milestones19DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2015_DC_SIAIR_Milestones170DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
The Spirit of St. Louis was being checked out so it was on the floor of the museum for the first time in decades.
2016_DC_SIAIR_Milestones169DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
The updated gallery is prepared and opened. Later, the John Glenn tribute after his death is shown.
2017_DC_SIAIR_Milestones58DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2018_DC_SIAIR_Milestones31DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2019_DC_SIAIR_Milestones41DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
2020_DC_SIAIR_Milestones5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 100: Milestones of Flight
1999_DC_SIAIR_America1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2002_DC_SIAIR_America5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2003_DC_SIAIR_America5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2005_DC_SIAIR_America6DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2006_DC_SIAIR_America2DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2007_DC_SIAIR_America9DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2008_DC_SIAIR_America9DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2010_DC_SIAIR_America9DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2012_DC_SIAIR_America141DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
2016_DC_SIAIR_America3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 102: America by Air
Including the military band playing the 4th of July concert there.
2010_DC_SIAIR_West_Gallery8DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 104/204: Unmanned
2012_DC_SIAIR_West_Gallery1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 104/204: Unmanned
2018_DC_SIAIR_West_Gallery33DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 104/204: Unmanned
2015_DC_SIAIR_Airport_Tower49DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 104: Art of the Airport Tower
Art of the Airport Tower
November 11, 2015 – November 2016
Art of the Airport Tower explores contemporary and historic air traffic control towers in the United States and around the world. This exhibition brings a heightened awareness to the simple beauty of these architectural structures and a call...
2014_DC_SIAIR_Hawaii64DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 104: Hawaii By Air
Hawaii by Air
July 25, 2014 – July 2015
You may not realize it, as you while away the time on your long flight from the mainland to Hawaii, but you are traveling to one of the most remote places on Earth. Jetliner travel makes it easy to forget how challenging it once was to reach Hawaii by air. The...
2018_DC_SIAIR_Barmecide105DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 104: The Barmecide Feast (2001: A Space Odyssey room)
The National Air and Space Museum will host a special temporary exhibition of the immersive art installation “The Barmecide Feast,” a fully realized, full-scale reflection of the iconic, neo-classical hotel room from the penultimate scene of Stanley Kubrick’s and Arthur C. Clarke’s landmark film, 2001:...
2008_DC_SIAIR_Golden_Age8DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 105: The Golden Age of Flight
2010_DC_SIAIR_Golden_Age18DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 105: The Golden Age of Flight
2015_DC_SIAIR_Golden_Age117DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 105: The Golden Age of Flight
2010_DC_SIAIR_Jets6DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 106: Jet Aviation
2015_DC_SIAIR_Jets61DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 106: Jet Aviation
2010_DC_SIAIR_Early_Flight19DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 107: Early Flight
2015_DC_SIAIR_Early_Flight111DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 107: Early Flight
2012_DC_SIAIR_Welcome4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 108: Welcome Center
2015_DC_SIAIR_Welcome12DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 108: Welcome Center
2016_DC_SIAIR_Welcome121DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 108: Welcome Center
The Enterprise model and new information desk get installed.
2017_DC_SIAIR_Welcome35DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 108: Welcome Center
The Star Trek Enterprise model is now lit 30 minutes a day. I'd never seen this before and just happened to be there at the right time so this was a first for me.
2018_DC_SIAIR_Welcome25DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 108: Welcome Center
The Enterprise lights come on again.
2019_DC_SIAIR_Welcome8DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 108: Welcome Center
2012_DC_SIAIR_How_Fly2DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 109: How Things Fly
2015_DC_SIAIR_How_Fly19DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 109: How Things Fly
2011_DC_SIAIR_Looking27DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 110: Looking at Earth
2012_DC_SIAIR_Looking4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 110: Looking at Earth
2018_DC_SIAIR_Looking4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 110: Looking at Earth
The gallery has been closed for the renovation.
2014_DC_SIAIR_Universe36DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 111: Explore the Universe
2002_DC_SIAIR_Lunar1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 112: Lunar Exploration Vehicles
2003_DC_SIAIR_Lunar1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 112: Lunar Exploration Vehicles
2010_DC_SIAIR_Lunar2DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 112: Lunar Exploration Vehicles
2010_DC_SIAIR_Moving_Beyond14DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 113: Moving Beyond Earth
2013_DC_SIAIR_Moving_Beyond86DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 113: Moving Beyond Earth
2014_DC_SIAIR_Moving_Beyond41DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 113: Moving Beyond Earth
2002_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race6DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2003_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race11DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2005_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2007_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race2DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2008_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2009_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2010_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2011_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2012_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2014_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race6DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2015_DC_SIAIR_Space_Race149DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 114: Space Race
2003_DC_SIAIR_SeaAir3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 203: Sea-Air Operations
2005_DC_SIAIR_SeaAir7DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 203: Sea-Air Operations
2012_DC_SIAIR_SeaAir10DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 203: Sea-Air Operations
2003_DC_SIAIR_WWII2DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 205: World War II Aviation
2005_DC_SIAIR_WWII7DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 205: World War II Aviation
2008_DC_SIAIR_WWII13DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 205: World War II Aviation
2010_DC_SIAIR_WWII7DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 205: World War II Aviation
2012_DC_SIAIR_WWII16DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 205: World War II Aviation
2005_DC_SIAIR_WWI8DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 206: Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air (WWI Aviation)
2008_DC_SIAIR_WWI4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 206: Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air (WWI Aviation)
2010_DC_SIAIR_WWI23DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 206: Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air (WWI Aviation)
2012_DC_SIAIR_WWI5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 206: Legend, Memory and the Great War in the Air (WWI Aviation)
2014_DC_SIAIR_Planets30DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 207: Exploring the Planets
2003_DC_SIAIR_Pioneers1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 208: Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
2005_DC_SIAIR_Pioneers15DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 208: Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
2009_DC_SIAIR_Pioneers3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 208: Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
2010_DC_SIAIR_Pioneers62DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 208: Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
2012_DC_SIAIR_Pioneers17DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 208: Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton
2019_DC_SIAIR_Pioneers97DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 208: Pioneers of Flight, Barron Hilton -- Black Wings
2003_DC_SIAIR_Wright17DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 209: Wright Brothers and Invention of the Aerial Age
2005_DC_SIAIR_Wright5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 209: Wright Brothers and Invention of the Aerial Age
2010_DC_SIAIR_Wright22DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 209: Wright Brothers and Invention of the Aerial Age
2012_DC_SIAIR_Wright3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 209: Wright Brothers and Invention of the Aerial Age
2013_DC_SIAIR_Wright24DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 209: Wright Brothers and Invention of the Aerial Age
2006_DC_SIAIR_Apollo18DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 210: Apollo to the Moon
2010_DC_SIAIR_Apollo12DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 210: Apollo to the Moon
2015_DC_SIAIR_Apollo45DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 210: Apollo to the Moon
2018_DC_SIAIR_Apollo5DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 210: Apollo to the Moon
Another one of the galleries closed for the renovation.
2015_DC_SIAIR_Above54DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: Above and Beyond
Above and Beyond
August 1, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Above and Beyond celebrates the power of innovation. Packed with interactive challenges; vehicle concept models and prototypes; immersive media presentations; and inspiring innovator stories, this exhibition invites you to experience what it takes to...
2009_DC_SIAIR_Bean29DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: Alan Bean: Painting Apollo First Artist on Another World
Alan Bean: Painting Apollo, First Artist on Another World
July 16, 2009 – January 13, 2010
On view are approximately 40 original paintings and drawings of the moon's landscape, fellow Apollo moonwalkers, and views of Earth from space by Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth astronaut and only...
2017_DC_SIAIR_Artist199DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
Artist Soldiers: Artistic Expression in the First World War
April 6, 2017 – November 11, 2018
Artistic expression during the war contributed to this transformation. Before World War I, war art largely depicted heroic military leaders and romanticized battles, done long after the fact, far from the...
2012_DC_SIAIR_Marines97DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: Fly Marines!
Fly Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012
January 14, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Artworks and artifacts are on view to tell the story of the United States Marine Corps aviation over the past 100 years. Artworks include oils, watercolors, drawings, and poster art from such artists as...
2013_DC_SIAIR_Goldilocks44DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: High Art / Searching for Goldilocks / Suited for Space
High Art
Open through December 1, 2013
High Art: A Decade of Collecting presents 50 works acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum from 2003 to 2013. They cover a range of styles from realism, commercial advertisement, surrealism, and impressionism to abstraction. The works are...
2011_DC_SIAIR_Art5085DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: NASA / Art: 50 Years of Exploration
NASA / ART: 50 Years of Exploration
May 28, 2011 – October 10, 2011
Commissioned by the NASA Art Program, 72 works ranging from the illustrative to the abstract communicate the accomplishments, setbacks, and sheer excitement of space exploration over the past five decades. The selected works span the...
2015_DC_SIAIR_Outside35DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity
Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity
January 8, 2015 – June 8, 2015
Extra-vehicular activity, or EVA—working outside a spacecraft—changed the nature of human spaceflight. It made possible walking on the Moon, servicing the Hubble Space Telescope, and building the International...
1997_DC_SIAIR_SW68DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
October 31, 1997 – January 31, 1999
Original props, models, costumes, characters, and artwork from the Star Wars trilogy are used to compare elements of the films to elements of mythology, following a classic mythological "hero's journey." The exhibition commemorates the...
1998_DC_SIAIR_SW64DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
Star Wars: The Magic of Myth
October 31, 1997 – January 31, 1999
Original props, models, costumes, characters, and artwork from the Star Wars trilogy are used to compare elements of the films to elements of mythology, following a classic mythological "hero's journey." The exhibition commemorates the...
2006_DC_SIAIR_TreasuresAH177DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: Treasures of American History
Treasures of American History
November 17, 2006 – April 13, 2008
While the American History Museum is closed for renovation (Sept. 5, 2006-fall 2008), more than 150 highlights from the museum are on view here. The exhibition is divided into four sections: Creativity and Innovation, American Biography,...
2007_DC_SIAIR_TreasuresAH6DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 211 Exhibit: Treasures of American History
Treasures of American History
November 17, 2006 – April 13, 2008
While the American History Museum is closed for renovation (Sept. 5, 2006-fall 2008), more than 150 highlights from the museum are on view here. The exhibition is divided into four sections: Creativity and Innovation, American Biography,...
2011_DC_SIAIR_Nav1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 213: Time and Navigation
2013_DC_SIAIR_Nav206DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Gallery 213: Time and Navigation
1997_DC_SIAIR_Bldg2DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
1999_DC_SIAIR_Bldg1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
2002_DC_SIAIR_Bldg1DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
Part of the area was being closed off for a black-tie event that night (which I obviously wasn't invited to).
2008_DC_SIAIR_Bldg3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
Including plant reflections outside of the main building at night. This has nothing to do with the museum itself but the plants were interesting anyway.
2009_DC_SIAIR_Bldg10DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
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2010_DC_SIAIR_Bldg4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
2013_DC_SIAIR_Bldg2DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
2015_DC_SIAIR_Bldg10DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
2016_DC_SIAIR_Bldg10DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
Flag-raising on the 4th.
2017_DC_SIAIR_Bldg6DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
2018_DC_SIAIR_Bldg11DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
2019_DC_SIAIR_Bldg46DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
Large crowds as always despite large chunks of the inside galleries being closed during the renovation.
2020_04_11A2_SIAIR_Bldg4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
2020_05_09B6_SIAIR_Bldg4DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
2020_05_30C6_SIAIR_Bldg3DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
2020_07_19B1_SIAIR_Bldg6DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General (Partially reviewed)
2020_DC_SIAIR_Bldg13DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- General
1998_DC_Worley_9807047DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Jo Anne Worley
BAND CONCERT, Col. Lowell E. Graham conducts the U.S. Air Force Band and the Singing Sergeants, with guest emcee Dennis Owens from WGMS (103.5 FM) and comedian Jo Anne Worley; 6 p.m., National Air and Space Museum (north terrace), Independence Avenue at Sixth Street NW, near L'Enfant Plaza Metro...
2018_DC_SIAIR_Jurassic10DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Jurassic World LEGO set
2009_DC_SIAIR_POP22DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory
The new outdoors observatory opened this year.
2018_DC_SIAIR_POP28DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory
2018_DC_SIAIR_SWPromo6DC -- Natl Air and Space Museum -- Star Wars Last Jedi Costume (Promo)
2008_DC_JSS_08010823James Smithson Society event -- Air & Space (America By Air Exhibit)
2009_DC_EnemyR_09042827Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: A Pilot and the Enemy He Shot Down -- reception
GE Aviation Lecture -- A Pilot and the Enemy He Shot Down -- reception
2009_DC_Bean_0911138Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Alan Bean
Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night: A Conversation with Alan Bean

NOTE: I was apparently the only one in the audience not allowed to take any photos during the event itself. These photos therefore only cover the book signing.
 
On November 19th, 1969 Alan Bean became the fourth man to...
2008_DC_Ansari_081101119Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Anousheh Ansari
Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night
A Conversation With Anousheh Ansari

In 2006, Anousheh Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer and the first astronaut of Iranian descent.

Ansari is a living example of the American dream. After immigrating...
2008_DC_Apollo8_08111392Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Apollo 8 Astronauts
Annual John H. Glenn Lecture: An Evening with the Apollo 8 Astronauts:

In late December 1968, the Apollo 8 crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders became the first humans to leave Earth and journey to another world. They spent 20 hours orbiting the Moon, and then made the flight back...
2008_DC_Kuroki_08050177Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Ben Kuroki ("Most Honorable Son")
General Electric Aviation Lecture: "Most Honorable Son: a Japanese-American B-24 Gunner in World War II"
Speaker: Sgt. Ben Kuroki

Sgt. Ben Kuroki was one of the few Nisei admitted to the Army Air Corps. He earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses and was acclaimed as the first Nisei war hero after...
2010_DC_Hoover_10051852Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Bob Hoover
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: Bob Hoover
Robert A. “Bob” Hoover is a fighter, military, and civilian test and air show pilot of legendary proportions. Using his superb piloting skills to fly aircraft to the edge of their performance capabilities, Hoover has left an indelible mark in aviation...
2001_DC_SIAIR_Signing_0107015Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Book Signing
2013_DC_Aldrin_13102612Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Buzz Aldrin
Interview with Buzz Aldrin
Join us for an interview with NASA astronaut, Buzz Aldrin. In this talk moderated by Leonard David, Aldrin will discuss his book Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration.
In his book, Aldrin speaks out as an advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of...
2005_DC_Yeager_05100416Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Chuck Yeager (test pilot)
An Evening with Charles "Chuck" Yeager: The renowned aviator will share memories of his remarkable climb from an enlisted man in the Army Air Corps to X-1 test pilot to a distinguished brigadier general. The General Electric Aviation Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of The...
2009_DC_Levy_09032546Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: David Levy ("Why Is Astronomy So Popular?")
Exploring Space Lectures: Why is Astronomy so Popular?
Speaker: David Levy
6:00 p.m. Special theater presentation in the Lockheed Martin Imax Theater: End of the World, with curator comments + Discovery Stations in the Museum
7:00 p.m. Meet the Lecturer
7:30 p.m. Lecture

Well-known interpreter of...
2011_DC_Feightner_11052458Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Edward "Whitey" Feightner
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: Memoirs from an Aviator’s Logbook
Presenter: Rear Adm. Edward “Whitey” Feightner
Admiral Edward L. “Whitey” Feightner is a nine-victory WWII ace who flew F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats. After the war, he was assigned as a test pilot at NATC Patuxent River,...
2005_DC_Kranz_05040819Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Gene Kranz (flight director)
Gene Kranz spoke at the second annual John Glenn Lecture. Kranz was flight director in NASA's Mission Control during the exciting days of Mercury and Gemini missions, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the first Space Shuttle flights. Kranz shaped the history of the space age. Gene has been further...
2003_DC_Lovell_03111412Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: James Lovell (astronaut)
Retired US Navy Captain James Lovell Jr came to talk about his experience in the space program, especially as team leader on the aborted Apollo 13 flight (he was played by Tom Hanks in the movie). He had previously flown in three other flights -- Gemini VII (1965) with Frank Borman, Gemini XII (1966)...
2015_DC_SIAIR_Norfleet_1504293Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: James Norfleet signing
George Norfleet was in the building promoting his book "A Pilot's Journey: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman Curtis Christopher Robinson"
2009_DC_Engle_09052188Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Joe Engle
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture: To the Edge of Space and Beyond
Presenter: Major Gen. Joe Engle
Maj. Gen. Joe Engle is an exciting speaker with a multitude of experiences in air and space. He has logged more than 14,700 hours in the air piloting more than 185 different types of aircraft, and...
2003_DC_Young_03041110Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: John Young (astronaut)
The National Air and Space Society had a lecture featuring retired US Navy Captain and Astronaut John W. Young. He made six space flights (totalling 835 hours) in addition to having flown 14,750 hours as a naval aviator. He flew on Gemini 3 (with Gus Grissom), Gemini 10 (with Michael Collins), Apollo...
2008_DC_Malachowski_080327126Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot)
What’s it like to be first? In March 2006, Maj. Nicole Malachowski debuted as the first woman pilot selected to fly in any American military demonstration team, in this case, the Air Force Demo Squadron better known as the Thunderbirds, flying F-16Cs. Major Malachowski’s two seasons as Thunderbird #3...
2008_DC_NASSR_08032713Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot) -- Reception
Natl Air and Space Society -- Reception before Nicole Malachowski (first female Thunderbird pilot) lecture
2009_DC_Faber_09022682Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Sandy Faber ("The Milky Way: Why We Need Her...")
"The Milky Way: Why We Need Her and How She Was Formed" by Dr. Sandy Faber
6:00 PM Screening of the documentary 400 Years of the Telescope (http://www.400years.org/)
7:00 PM Meet the lecturer
7:30 PM Lecture begins

A hundred years ago, astronomers did not know about galaxies, let alone that the...
2006_DC_Flight_Jacket_06110361Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Wally Shirra, Gene Cernan, and Tom Stafford
Vice Adm. Donald D. Engen Flight Jacket Night: An Evening with Wally Schirra, Gene Cernan, and Tom Stafford:

Three of America's earliest space explorers take the stage to discuss their own unique contributions to history. Moderated by Ed Buckbee, astronauts Wally Schirra, Gene Cernan, and Tom...
2000_DC_Cronkite_0011154Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Walter Cronkite
2007_DC_Feightner_07111640Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: Whitey Feightner (test pilot)
Buffet dinner reception and then Conversation with Whitey Feightner for NASS Flight Jacket Night: This year's Flight Jacket Night speaker is Rear Adm. Edward L. "Whitey" Feightner, a nine-victory WWII ace who flew F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats. After the war he was assigned as a test pilot at NATC...
2009_DC_Wright_091007203Natl Air and Space Museum -- Event: World's First Military Airplane: A Public Symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer
The World’s First Military Airplane: A Public Symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer:
The culminating event of the year-long Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum observance of the Centennial of Military Aviation will be an evening public symposium on the 1909 Wright Military Flyer. This...
2011_DC_LincolnAF_11061138Natl Air and Space Museum -- Family Day: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force
Family Day: Mr. Lincoln’s Air Force
One hundred and fifty years ago this month, Thaddeus Lowe demonstrated to President Lincoln how a gas-filled balloon might be used to spy on the enemy, thus helping the Union Army and establishing the earliest "air force."
In celebration of this anniversary, the...
2012_DC_Stargazing_12042853USA Science & Engineering Festival (2012) & Air and Space Museum -- Planetary Radio
Telescopic Observing: Stargazing Party
Join museum astronomy educators for an evening of activities at the National Air and Space Museum including astronomy-themed programming in the Moving Beyond Earth gallery, including a guest appearance by Bill Nye the Science Guy and a live broadcast of Planetary...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2020_06_26F5_Lincoln_Protest215DC -- Capitol Hill -- Lincoln Park -- BLM Protest
This was an interesting example of two competing events in the same place. The event I came to attend was this one: Join the Rally and Teach-In for Lincoln Park In a demonstration of solidarity and recognition of the history of Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. members of the local, regional and nat... (Partially reviewed)
2020_07_28B1_Lewis118DC -- U.S. Capitol -- State tribute for John Lewis
Due to Covid-19, this state tribute was on the steps of the Capitol and you weren't allowed into the building itself, nor could you get anywhere close to the casket itself. I was expecting horrible lines but it went fairly quickly. (Partially reviewed)
2020_07_02C7_Starship_Delivery16DC -- Starship Delivery vehicle @ I'm Eddie Cano! (5014 Conn Ave NW)
I had run into one of these vehicles for the first time on April 22. On a later walk around the Chevy Chase area, I found that three of them were based at I'm Eddie Cano! @ 5014 Connecticut Ave NW. The manager said the craft could do deliveries for up to 1.5 miles. The delivery cabin was locked afte... (Partially reviewed)
2020_06_21B1_Skateboard_Day30DC -- Freedom Plaza -- Go Skateboarding Day
Go Skateboarding Day From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Go Skateboarding Day (GSD) is an annual holiday created by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to promote skateboarding. The holiday was started in New York City by Kerel "SriKala" Roach and Bryan Chin in 2002. Orig... (Partially reviewed)
2020_07_04A1_Amer_City_Diner16DC -- Chevy Chase -- American City Diner (5532 Conn Ave NW) and mural (Partially reviewed)


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