Nov
21

A few of my favorite things: Robert McKinney

A few of my favorite things: Robert McKinney

Smithsonian staff work countless hours in the halls of our museums and research centers, in the field, at the Zoo, in our gardens and facilities. We are privileged to spend time with some of the nation’s most cherished treasures as we go about our duties. Sometimes, these unique experiences find a special place in our own personal stories. Amy Kehs introduces Robert McKinney and a few of his favorite things. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Robert McKinney

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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