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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Of course the designers also used digital computers, but in the 1960s computers were giant machines that you programmed with punched cards, and they were strictly reserved for only the most complex mathematical calculations. As the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission approaches, we are constantly reminded of how incredible that voyage was. Add   …Continue Reading