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In honor of Super Bowl 50, archivist Elizabeth Borja uncovered these images of Robert “Bob” Eucker sporting a football helmet while standing atop his Bell P-63A Kingcobra. Eucker had just won the Sohio Handicap Trophy Race in the 1948 National Air Races in Cleveland, Ohio. To celebrate his $3,150 win, Eucker borrowed a football helmet from his local high school and can be seen celebrating atop his airplane "Spirit of 'Tick'" - http://s.si.edu/1K6VmdW
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45 Years Ago Today: Apollo 14 touched down on the Moon in the Fra Mauro highlands, which was the intended landing site for Apollo 13: http://bit.ly/1Cyn91G

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Today in 1995: Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot the Space Shuttle with the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-63. Annie Leibovitz took this photograph of Eileen Collins in 1999 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, during training: http://bit.ly/16eO8kK

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Leave it up to Annie Leibowitz to catch that fantastic woman in a great photo.
(+Thomas Johnson, don't you read the original caption? Her name was mentioned twice, for Pete's sake.)
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TODAY! Join us for the Udvar-Hazy Center Open House in Chantilly, VA from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Catch up on progress on Flak-Bait, the# Star Trek starship Enterprise studio model, the Friendship 7 and Gemini IV capsules, and more: http://s.si.edu/OpenUHC

Can't make it in person? Tune in between 9 and 10 am ET as we catch up with some of our experts live via Periscope - @airandspace.

‪#‎OpenUHC2016‬ #StarTrek
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We’re taking the ‪Star Trek starship Enterprise studio model back to 1967! Conservation work is underway in the Museum’s spacedock. Catch up on a year of work from analysis of the model’s original construction through the discovery of a hidden example of the ship’s original grey paint. Discover our plans to plan to reinforce the model’s structure, reintroduce lighting effects and recreate the original paint detailing with help from two new expert advisors: http://s.si.edu/StarTrekConservation

See it this weekend at our 2016 Udvar-Hazy Center Open House! More information: http://s.si.edu/OpenUHC

#MilestonesofFlight #BoldlyGo #StarTrek
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Remembering the crew of Challenger STS 51-L. Thirty years ago today, the launch of STS-51-L ended in tragedy when Space Shuttle Challenger and crew were lost 73 seconds after liftoff. Crew of STS-51-L: Ellison Onizuka, Mike Smith, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Greg Jarvis, Ron McNair, and Judith Resnik.

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I remember it vividly. 
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TODAY! Come to the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA from 10 am to 3 pm for African American Pioneers in Aviation Family Day. Enjoy hands-on activities and presentations celebrating contributions African Americans have made to flight and space exploration. Meet NASA astronaut Alvin Drew, Jr. and hear from Tuskegee Airmen. More information: http://bit.ly/1e99Zqe
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We mourn the passing of Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot and sixth person on the Moon.

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A man who was in rare company. Godspeed, sir.
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Remembering the crew of STS-107. On February 1, 2003, the seven-astronaut crew of STS-107 were lost when Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart during re-entry. The crew of STS-107: David M. Brown, Rick D. Husband, Laurel B. Clark, Kalpana Chawla, Michael P. Anderson, William C. McCool, Ilan Ramon.

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Today in 1977: Space Shuttle Enterprise was transported 35 miles from the Rockwell International plant in Palmdale, CA to Edwards Air Force Base on a 90-wheel trailer traveling at about 3 mph.

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that is sooo cool a space suttudel
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TOMORROW: Join us at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA from 10 am to 3 pm to go behind the scenes at our Open House. Get a rare glimpse at how we preserve, move, and restore historic artifacts, such as the Star Trek starship Enterprise and the Martin B-26B Marauder Flak-Bait. Meet our collections experts in restoration, conservation, and archives: http://s.si.edu/OpenUHC

Can't make it in person? Tune in between 9 and 10 am ET as we catch up with our experts live via Periscope - @airandspace.

#OpenUHC2016 #avgeek
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In "Remembering the Challenger Seven," we look back at the lives tragically lost 30 years ago today: http://s.si.edu/ChallengerSeven

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The amount of evidence saying 1 thing versus the amount of evidence saying another.
Then to the credibility of few sources versus the credibility of MANY sources.

Plus having witnessed the tragedy with my own eyes.
I know which conclusion I subscribe to.

The conspiracy nuts telling ME to do research need to learn what confirmation bias means.
I have followed the links saying the crew survived. Have YOU followed the many numerous links saying they haven't?

All of the investigative reports, the recovery of the debris, the search for the remains, the conclusions of the autopsies, the highly publicized search for the remains of Gregory Jarvis by colleague Robert Crippen. 

That is A LOT of entities that would have to have been complicit in a cover-up this big, and logic dictates the fallacy of believing something of that scope to actually be truthful.

Not to mention any site saying "Truth" this or that on the INTERNET needs to be vetted thoroughly as their credibility IS a factor in these arguments.
So ad hominem is in play here.
Anybody reading http://aplanetruth.info/2015/04/23/breaking-news-theyre-alive-challenger-space-shuttle-crew-safe-and-employed 
and taking this argument seriously needs to really learn what logical fallacies are because that is ALL this site uses to lead to a false conclusion.
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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.