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Smithsonian Recounts Balloon Flights of Civil War

By: Brett Zongker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP).- The National Air and Space Museum will re-create a key moment in the nation's first attempt at an air force during the Civil War 150 years ago — decades before the first airplane flight. In Jun...

NASA Art: 50 Years of Exploration Opens at the National Air...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- You don't have to be a rocket scientist or an astronaut to work for NASA. Engineers, pilots, physicists, astrobiologists, and, yes, artists, too, have helped further the mission of the space agency. In 1962, NASA administrator James E...

National Air and Space Museum Presents 2011 "Become a Pilot" Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum presents the 2011 “Become a Pilot” family day and aviation display Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at its Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. For the ...

Twenty-One Museums and Science and Visitor Centers Vie To Get Retired...

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (AP).- As the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch draws near, the focus is not so much on the past but the future: Where will the shuttles wind up once the program winds down? Twenty-one museums and science and visitor...

Twenty-One Museums and Science and Visitor Centers Vie To Get Retired...

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (AP).- As the 30th anniversary of the first space shuttle launch draws near, the focus is not so much on the past but the future: Where will the shuttles wind up once the program winds down? Twenty-one museums and science and visitor...

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Opens "Pioneers of Flight Gallery"

WASHINGTON, DC.- The "Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery" opens to the public Nov. 19 at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, replacing the original “Pioneers” gallery that opened in 1976. Updated with new research, it ...

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Opens "Pioneers of Flight Gallery"

WASHINGTON, DC.- The "Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery" opens to the public Nov. 19 at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, replacing the original “Pioneers” gallery that opened in 1976. Updated with new research, it ...

Incredible Shrinking Moon Is Revealed by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

WASHINGTON (AP).- The moon may be shrinking. Not to worry though, lovers and crooners, it won't be disappearing any time soon. New research indicates cracks in the moon's crust that have formed as the interior has cooled and shrunk over the last billio...

Historic Akron Airship Lifeboat Donated to the National Air and Space...

WASHINGTON, DC.- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is donating an important piece of U.S. aeronautical heritage to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum: the historic lifeboat used on two early attempted crossings of the Atlantic by airship...

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