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Today in 1942: Legendary pilot Jimmy Doolittle led sixteen B-25 bombers on the first American aerial assault against the Japanese mainland during World War II– known as the Doolittle Raid. For this high-risk mission, Doolittle received the Medal of Honor.

Learn more about Jimmy Doolittle on our Pioneers of Flight Gallery website: http://bit.ly/1D2ebXV
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My grandfather as a air man in ww2 
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70 Years Ago Today: the Martin B-26B-25-MA "Flak-Bait" became the first American bomber in the European Theater of Operations to complete 200 combat missions. Learn more and help us identify the eighth crew member, known only as “W/C O.C. Hutton” - http://bit.ly/1b5corY 

“Flak-Bait” is currently in our Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA where it is being preserved and assembled. Learn more about this preservation project and share your connections to this historic aircraft: http://bit.ly/Flak_Bait 

Image Caption: The crew poses with "Flak-Bait" after the April 17, 1945 200th mission. The celebratory 200 Missions “bomb” just under the pilot’s cockpit is not the one found on the artifact today. This one was either superimposed on the aircraft or the photograph.
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They were very fortunate. Very long odds.
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Remembering Marat N. Tishchenko (1931-2015): museum specialist Roger Connor recalls the career of this helicopter designer and engineering professor: http://bit.ly/1GQfNso

Image courtesy of the American Helicopter Society
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Today in 1452: Leonardo da Vinci was born. On display at our Museum in Washington, DC is this full-size model of one of Leonardo’s ornithopter flying machine designs. Leonardo likely never actually constructed any of his flying machine designs.
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Live Webcast this Friday at 8pm EST:  Hear from NASA astronauts Story Musgrave, Michael Lopez-Alegria, and Sunita (Suni) Williams about “Spacewalking in the Shuttle Era” at the National Air and Space Society’s spring lecture: http://bit.ly/1CIHU5b

Want to attend in person at our Museum in Washington, DC? Become a member and request free tickets: http://bit.ly/Become_a_NASS_Member

Image Caption and Credit: Story Musgrave working on the Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA

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+JD Kempton We'll post one the day of the event.
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TONIGHT! Tune in at 8pm ET for the live webcast, "Spacewalking in the Shuttle Era" with Story Musgrave, Michael López-Alegría, and Sunita Williams: http://bit.ly/1CIHU5b
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Did you ‪‬#spottheshuttle? Three years ago today, Space Shuttle Discovery atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) flew over the National Mall in Washington, DC and then made several low passes over the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA before landing at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Here is a video of highlights from Discovery's flyover and the Welcome Discovery ceremony at our Udvar-Hazy Center two days later: http://bit.ly/QrwfaD

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Work emptied out, management and all, to see Discovery coming to its new home, close by, at Udvar Hazy in Dulles! It has been wonderful to visit and photograph it at this incredible museum.
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Today in 1972: Apollo 16 launched carrying astronauts John Young, Ken Mattingly, and Charlie Duke to the Moon. Apollo 16 was the fifth mission to land people on the Moon and return them to Earth. It was also the second flight of the Lunar Roving Vehicle. Learn more about this mission: http://bit.ly/1yvDH9C

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Thanks I knew there had to be some rational reason why their rockets keep exploding .
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Today in 2012: Space Shuttle Discovery was mated to the top of NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) in the mate-demate device at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SCA flew Discovery to Washington Dulles International Airport on April 17. Two days later, the orbiter was transferred to the Smithsonian and placed on display at our Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Image Credit: NASA

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In 1950, the Fulton "Airphibian" FA-3-101 became the first roadable aircraft – one that can be used as a car and an aircraft – to be certified by the Civil Aviation Administration. Why then 65 years later can’t you press a button in your car, hop over traffic jams, and fly directly to your driveway? Curator Paul Ceruzzi looks at the allure of goals like the roadable aircraft in, “Where’s My Flying Car?” - http://bit.ly/Museum_FlyingCar

See the Fulton "Airphibian" on display at our Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
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There was a tv show in the early 60's with actor Bob Cummings. He had a similar one.
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45 Years Ago Today: "Houston, we've had a problem." Two days into their journey to the Moon, the astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were asked to perform a routine stir of the oxygen tanks. Moments later, an explosion rocked the spacecraft. It was not until April 17, when this image was taken, that the astronauts could see the full extent of the damage to the service module.

Apollo 13 mission summary: http://bit.ly/1hvTtXM

Photo credit: NASA / Scan by Kipp Teague, Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
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So what they do what happened?
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Largest collection of aviation and space artifacts in the world.
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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.