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In “Houston We Don’t Have a Problem: #RebootTheSuit is Funded, Now What?” conservator Lisa Young describes the conservation process and the work ahead for the conservation team as they prepare Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit for display: http://s.si.edu/1I37kk1 

Image Caption: Lisa is pictured here using a hand-held XRF (X-ray Florescence) to perform non-destructive elemental analysis of metal alloys. Similar examination and testing will be completed on the metals of the Armstrong spacesuit. 

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Today in 1973: Skylab 3, the second crewed mission to the US Space Station, launched with a three-man crew of scientist-astronauts.

Pictured here are the pressure suit (http://bit.ly/1zozX6q) and gloves (http://bit.ly/WKQP9K) made for and worn by astronaut Jack Lousma on this mission.
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Fun fact: Before Skylab, Jack served as CAPCOM, the voice communicator with astronauts during many Apollo missions. He was on station, relaying information to astronauts during the moment of and first hours of the Apollo 13 accident. 
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‪#‎RebootTheSuit‬ backers choose from exclusive rewards such as early access to 3D scan data of Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 glove: http://bit.ly/RebootTheSuit

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I was waiting for an interesting update, about the first test by Orville Wright , on the 27th of July...
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After several months of conservation work, the Spirit of St. Louis once again has a bird's eye view of "Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall" at our Museum in Washington, DC. 

Learn more about how we're transforming this exhibition and find out what's on view: http://bit.ly/MilestonesofFlight

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That is cool so so cool
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For a brief moment, actor Tony Goldwyn got to walk in Neil Armstrong’s shoes when he played him in “From Earth to the Moon.” Now he wants you to help us ‪#‎RebootTheSuit‬ and conserve, digitize, and display Armstrong’s #Apollo11 spacesuit in time for the 50th anniversary of this historic mission: http://bit.ly/RebootTheSuit
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#RebootTheSuit is within reach! We're more than 85% of the way toward being able to put Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit back on display. Thank you for your tremendous support! 

If you haven't joined our mission, there's still time to back this project and get unprecedented access as we conserve, digitize, and prepare the suit for display: http://bit.ly/RebootTheSuit 

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I'm currently reading Gene's autobiography: "Last Man." Highly recommended, with great insights on being picked as an astronaut, being selected for flight, tragedies and triumphs. Gene was a classmate at Purdue University with Neil, the first man to walk on the moon.
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Houston, we have a problem, but you can help! Capt. James A. Lovell wants you to ‪#‎RebootTheSuit‬ and get his friend's spacesuit back on display: http://bit.ly/RebootTheSuit

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Yea capt lovell great to see you 
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Thanks to your generosity, we’ve surpassed our original ‪#‎RebootTheSuit‬ goal to bring back Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit. What will we do with the additional funds raised? Up to $200,000 will go toward conserving, digitizing and displaying Alan Shepard’s Mercury spacesuit, which will also be part of our upcoming Destination Moon exhibition. If you haven’t backed the campaign, there’s still time to pledge and gain unprecedented access to our work on these two historic spacesuits: http://bit.ly/RebootTheSuit

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Good stuff.
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10 Years Ago Today: The Space Shuttle Program returned to flight two and a half years after the Columbia accident with the launch of Discovery on STS-114. Did you watch the launch?

Learn more about Discovery: http://bit.ly/SpaceShuttleDiscovery

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Landed on August, 9 2005 at Edward Air force base ( where most airplane are tested,....etc....).....
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Mission success! We've met our initial goal for ‪#‎RebootTheSuit in about the time it took from Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon to Apollo 11 splashdown. Thank you to the more than 6,300 Kickstarter backers worldwide who made this possible!

So, what’s next? Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit won't be the only spacesuit in our upcoming "Destination Moon" exhibition. One of our goals with this exhibition is to show the progression of spacesuit technology, and a key example is the Mercury spacesuit worn by Alan Shepard when he became the first American in space. With your help to reach our next goal, we can conserve, digitize, and display Shepard's spacesuit as well: http://bit.ly/RebootTheSuit
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Today in 1969: #Apollo11 Command Module "Columbia" splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, returning astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins safely to Earth. See "Columbia" on display and uncovered in the "Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall" at out Museum in Washington, DC: http://bit.ly/1lgq6XN

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it is very nice ! science can and the nation can build the history .
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Today in 1962: Telstar relayed a live, transatlantic television extravaganza of programming from across the US and Europe, including a news conference by President John F. Kennedy. At the time, television anchor Walter Cronkite noted that the satellite made the “White House and the Kremlin no farther apart than the speed of light.”

Pictured here is a backup spacecraft to Telstar 1 and 2 that's set to become part of our transformed Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall: http://bit.ly/MilestonesObjectsOnView

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It's a baby Deathstar! It was fascinating how something so small could shrink the world by so much.
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The National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA display the world’s largest collection of aviation and space artifacts.