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Monthly Archives: March 2009

It's All About You and Kites

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Every year, the Smithsonian holds a huge Kite Festival on the National Mall.  The weekend prior to the festival, the National Air and Space Museum has a Kite Family Day where kids and their families can make their own kites, learn how to fly them, and watch indoor kite flying demonstrations. I often search the   …Continue Reading


Veterans Reunited

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The Korean War is often called the Forgotten War. Recently, one veteran had the opportunity to shed light on a remarkable aspect of one of the most challenging American conflicts of the twentieth century. Colonel Reinhardt Leu, USMC ret. recently visited the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center to see the Sikorsky HO5S-1 helicopter now on display in the Boeing   …Continue Reading


Winged Wonders

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NASM 7A 24142 “People Standing on Wings” is probably one of the more obscure genres of aviation photography found in the Museum’s Archives Division files. Originally, men and women stood on aircraft wings to demonstrate the strength of the wing and struts, as in this 1919 photograph of a Fokker D.VIII fighter, taken at the   …Continue Reading