Author Archives: Paul Ceruzzi

The Museum, the Udvar-Hazy Center, and Tysons Corner, Virginia

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“You wrote a book about Tysons Corner? Isn’t that a shopping mall?” I’ve lost count of the times I’ve gotten this response from colleagues when I tell them that, yes, I wrote a book about Tysons Corner, Virginia, a suburban crossroads about ten miles west of the National Air and Space Museum. What’s more, I   …Continue Reading

Don't Know What a Slide Rule is For

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That’s a line from the song, “Wonderful World,” sung by Sam Cooke back in the 1960s. Forty years later, it turns out that Sam Cooke was not alone: very few people know about slide rules. At Space Day, held at the National Air and Space Museum last May, I had lots of fun standing in   …Continue Reading