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Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Howard Levy Photography Collection

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The Archives of the National Air and Space Museum holds two million images in various photographic formats, covering the breadth and depth of the history of aviation and space flight. One of the strengths of our collection is commercial aviation photography, and two of our most sought-out photographic collections are the Rudy Arnold Photo Collection   …Continue Reading


Ballistic Missile Guidance on your Cell Phone?

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If you don’t already own one, you’ve no doubt seen advertisements for them on television. I am referring to so-called “smartphones,” which can change the orientation of their display, from Portrait to Landscape, depending on how you hold them. They can do that because they contain a fingernail-sized chip inside, which senses the acceleration of   …Continue Reading


She Had a Dream: Mae C. Jemison, First African American Woman in Space

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Have you ever had a dream of what you wanted to do in life? How about a wish that you hoped every day would come true?  Were you ever truly inspired by something or someone at an early age that shaped the course of your life? Living a lifelong dream does not come to many,   …Continue Reading