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Monthly Archives: August 2011

“Spirit of Tuskegee” arrives at the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar – Part II

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This post is a follow up to the following: Tuskegee Bird Flies North Spirit of Tuskegee Arrives at Andrews AFB During the Stearman trip to DC, while each and every moment created either a new and exciting memory for me or revived one of the old ones from my Air Force flying days, there were   …Continue Reading


“How the Shuttle Got Its Wings”

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“How the Shuttle Got Its Wings” is a brand new interactive theater program the Museum is presenting this summer in the Moving Beyond Earth exhibition. We are fortunate that the Smithsonian family includes Discovery Theater, a theater group that focuses on young audiences. We approached them more than a year ago about creating a program   …Continue Reading


Space Shuttle: The End of An Era

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I had my first glimpse of the end of the shuttle era in April, three months before Atlantis touched down from the final shuttle mission. Discovery had just completed its last flight, and I had an opportunity to visit Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) Bay 3, which for years had been Discovery’s home for between-mission servicing.   …Continue Reading


The Last Space Shuttle Mission

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I was thrilled to be a part of the NASA Tweetup for STS-135 July 7 and 8 at Kennedy Space Center. It was exciting — and almost surreal — to be there for the end of the space program that my generation grew up with. We weren’t around for the Moon landings, but we all   …Continue Reading


Spirit of Tuskegee Arrives at Andrews AFB

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This post is a follow up to Tuskegee Bird Flies North. …So I was on the phone Monday evening and my wife asked me, “Well, what did you do today?” With subtle nonchalance I said, “Well, I strapped into the front seat of Matt’s Stearman, ya know, the one that was flown by the Tuskegee   …Continue Reading