Jan
14

“If you want to do something, don’t wait for the masses, because they ain’t coming.”

“If you want to do something, don’t wait for the masses, because they ain’t coming.”

Christopher Wilson reflects on the legacy of his friend, Civil Rights activist Franklin McCain, who was one of the one of the “Greensboro Four” who staged the first sit-in at a whites-only lunch counter in 1960. Continue reading “If you want to do something, don’t wait for the masses, because they ain’t coming.”

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Jan
10

Which Apollo astronaut also worked at the Smithsonian?

Michael Collins, former director of the National Air and Space Museum. In 1969, Collins orbited the moon while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps on its surface. He presided over the opening of the museum in 1976, as a signal from the Viking 1 spacecraft commanded a robotic arm to cut the… Continue reading Which Apollo astronaut also worked at the Smithsonian?

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Jan
10

Scientific honors, presidential recognition and innovation start the new year right

Scientific honors, presidential recognition and innovation start the new year right

Jan 10, 2014. Have you reached a milestone, received an award or conquered the world (at least your little corner of it) lately? Let us know at torch@si.edu. We want to toot your horn for you! Be sure to include your contact information and a picture as an attachment. AAAS Fellows Four Smithsonian scientists have… Continue reading Scientific honors, presidential recognition and innovation start the new year right

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