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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Easter Peeps Welcome Discovery!

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Check out this fun Peeps diorama depicting the celebration of Space Shuttle Discovery’s arrival at our Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19, 2012. Museum docent John Bretschneider and education volunteer Katy Bretschneider created the diorama and entered it into the annual Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest. Fans have currently ranked it #27 among the over 650 entries. Congrats John   …Continue Reading


Fly Ball!

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On April 1, the 2013 Major League Baseball season begins.  The National Air and Space Museum’s hometown Washington Nationals begin their season at home.  My beloved Baltimore Orioles, however, begin their season on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays in Florida.  Like most teams, they will take a chartered airplane to their destination. The   …Continue Reading


Removing Items from the Collection at the National Air and Space Museum

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Visitors to the National Air and Space Museum don’t often get to see the work that goes on behind the scenes. This is especially true in terms of the labor that goes into collecting and caring for our artifacts. Many may wonder where all the air and space stuff (we call them artifacts) comes from.   …Continue Reading


Women in Space

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With March upon us, the calls start coming for information about women in space.  March is Women’s History Month and those of us trained as women’s historians know that our topics have particular currency in the third month of the year.  But for women in space, the month to celebrate really should be June. Fifty   …Continue Reading


Preserving and Displaying the “Bat-Wing Ship” – March Update

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Waiting for an update on the conservation and restoration of our Horten H IX V3 “Bat-wing Ship?” Here’s the latest! Our conservation staff, in collaboration with curator Russ Lee, is working with the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) to figure out the materials and technologies used to craft the Horten H IX V3.  For example,   …Continue Reading