Posts Tagged ‘Smithsonian’

Aerial view of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Parking Attendants Stole $400,000

Three parking attendants at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum annex have been charged with pocketing $400,000 in fees.
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Space Shuttle Discovery and Shuttler Carrier Aircraft at Kennedy Space Center.

Watch Live: Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives in Washington on the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

Watch live Tuesday morning as Space Shuttle Discovery arrives at her new home at the Smithsonian.
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Space Shuttle Discovery while being prepped for display at the Smithsonian. (Photo by Suresh Attapatu)

Photos: Inside the Mummification of Space Shuttle Discovery

An exclusive look at the preparation of Space Shuttle Discovery as it becomes a shell of its former self before moving to the Smithsonian.
by Suresh Atapattu


Space Shuttle Discovery passes Atlantis on her journey to the VAB, and later, the Smithsonian. For a brief few seconds, the two spacecraft were a few feet apart, a scene which will never be replicated.

Photos: Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis Meet One Last Time

Sister space shuttles Discovery and Atlantis crossed paths for the last time last week before they are mummified and shipped off to museums.
by Suresh Atapattu


On This Day in Aviation History: May 4th

The "Superga Air Disaster" kills the entire Torino AC football team, US Airways joins Star Alliance, EAS Flight 4226 crashes after overshooting a runway and demolishing dozens of buildings, Lunar Orbiter 4 and Magellan space pr...
by Phil Derner Jr.