August 2, 1993. President Clinton signs legislation authorizing an extension of the Air and Space Museum. (The space shuttle wouldn’t fit in the garage.) Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: August 2, 1993
We explored some colorful history this week with a fish story about a carp craze and a (peeking through our fingers) look at the Flying Wallendas. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was June 25 – July 1, 2017
Two enterprising veterinary techs from the National Zoo boldly went where at least a few have gone before: Into the deep space of the Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center. Continue reading They boldly went where at least a few have gone before
The holiday season blasted off with a flash in a surprise performance by the U.S. Air Force band on Dec. 2. Watch the video and check out the band’s other (scheduled) performances during the Smithsonian Holiday Festival. Continue reading ‘Tis the season
In a moving ceremony, the space shuttle Discovery ends one chapter in its storied career and begins another at the Smithsonian. Continue reading A new mission for Discovery
Check out video and cool photos of Discovery’s flyover of the National Mall. Continue reading Discovery arrives!