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Happy Independence Day! This flag was carried by NASA astronaut Michael Collins in his personal kit during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. In 1971, he became the Museum's first director and loaned us the flag for display in our “Apollo to the Moon” gallery: http://bit.ly/1RSzCQL

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I love this history my father was one of the engeneers there
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“Buck…Rogers…in the twenty-fifth CEN-TURYYY!” What science fiction toys did you play with growing up? More on our blog about Buck Rogers and this spaceship toy in our collection: http://bit.ly/1ehqOXL

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Looks like the rocket from Space Madness, a Ren & Stimpy cartoon. 😉

I wonder what my Secret Sam briefcase and Agent Zero-M toys would fetch... 😁
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Today in 1909: Orville Wright flew the Wright Military Flyer in demonstration flights at Fort Myer, Virginia. The Military Flyer replaced the Wright A, which crashed during demonstration flights in 1908. See the Military Flyer on display in the "Early Flight" gallery at our Museum in Washington, DC - http://bit.ly/1NtdAme
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65 Years Ago Today: The Korean War began. Pictured here are two key aircraft from this war - the United States’ first swept-wing fighter aircraft, the F-86A Sabre (top) and the Soviet MiG-15 used by the North Koreans (bottom). Listen as F-86 pilot and Museum docent Lt. Gen. William Earl Brown describes flying the F-86 Sabre against the MiG-15 in the Korean War, and MiG-15 pilot Ken Rowe, gives his view on the two aircraft: http://bit.ly/1J0id9d
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NOW! Live webcast with NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman: http://bit.ly/whatsnewinaerospace

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NASA ... Real men inc. Tman!...
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Today in 1931: Wiley Post and Harold Gatty departed New York on an around-the-world record eight-day flight in the Lockheed 5C Vega "Winnie Mae".

See it on display in the "Time and Navigation" exhibition at our Museum in Washington, DC: http://bit.ly/1lig8sH
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I haven't read the long description yet, but according to the short description, interesting things to learn, and to know about this airplane...Thanks 
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75 Years Ago Today: John K. "Jack" Northrop's dream of a flying wing became a reality when his N-1M (Northrop Model 1 Mockup) made its first flight. While its flying characteristics were marginal, the N-1M led to other designs, including the Northrop XB-35 and YB-49 strategic bombers and ultimately the B-2 stealth bomber: http://bit.ly/1KycnfT
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Happy 4th.
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It’s our birthday! Today in 1976: a signal from the Viking 1 spacecraft orbiting Mars triggered the ribbon cutting at the opening of our Museum in Washington, DC: http://bit.ly/1FQznPf
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TOMORROW! Tune in at 7:30 pm EDT to hear about the history of the Hubble Space Telescope from Professor Robert Smith of the University of Alberta: http://bit.ly/1LRCJXm

Image Caption and Credit: Hubble Space Telescope just after the Space Shuttle Atlantis captured it with its robotic arm. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center 

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Today in 1948: U.S. and British pilots began the Berlin Airlift (Operation Vittles) to deliver supplies to Berlin during the Soviet blockade.
In this photo from the U.S. Air Force, an "Operation Vittles" Douglas C-54 is on approach to Tempelhof Air Base, Berlin, Germany, as a group of children watch below. The children are hoping for candy bars tied to handkerchief parachutes to be dropped as part of "Operation Little Vittles", initiated by Lt. Gail S. Halvorsen, USAF.

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I served in Berlin from 2/79 until 12/81. Berlin ist Einmalag (Berlin is unique). Berlin will always be unique. It is a very special city. Many times I've wished I had never left. The Army part of my Berlin experience - not so much!
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Today in 1983: The Space Shuttle Challenger completed mission STS-7 with Sally Ride aboard as the first American woman in space.

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I think she should be the woman depicted on the new US 10$ bill
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Discover 5 facts about the Bell X-1 and explore the recently released 3D model: http://bit.ly/1TFjx4w
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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.