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Tuesday and Wednesday: Join us at our Museum in Washington, DC for a symposium with NASA History celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, the predecessor to NASA). More information about "The NACA Centenary: A Symposium on 100 Years of Aerospace Research and Development" - http://bit.ly/1AMajeo

Can't make it to our Museum in Washington, DC? Tune in online via live webcast. 

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I will follow the event via live webcast....Thanks you
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On the Blog: It was once United States Air Force's policy not to allow pilot-candidates with a single gene for Sickle Cell Disease to participate in altitude duties because of the belief that having this gene could cause health issues brought on by the stress and environmental conditions of flying. Discover how Dr. Vance Marchbanks, Jr.’s research changed that policy: http://bit.ly/1E5o22s

Image Caption: Flight surgeon Vance H. Marchbanks Jr. played a key role in John Glenn’s historic spaceflight in Friendship 7 in 1962. He served on the flight control team in Kano, Nigeria.
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Thanks for this. I'm a big space enthusiast and I've never heard of Dr. Marchbanks until now. As a man whose dad died from a form of SCD (I carry another recessive gene not SCT) it makes me wonder if I would've been blocked from applying as an Air Force pilot myself should I had followed my dreams of being an astronaut. 
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We mourn the passing of a great storyteller, Leonard Nimoy. #LLAP
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No for real wow! I loved his voice in many documentaries he did,a great amazing actor compasonite an loyal to his family an follower he will be missed. Peace be with him an his family....
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NOW! Tune in to our first Exploring Space lecture of 2015 - “Fixing Hubble: Dare to Dream the Impossible, and the Incredible Will Happen," presented by Frank Cepollina: http://bit.ly/1goWCn8

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+Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Thank you so very much! I prefer YouTube because I can use my Chromecast with it. Much easier to watch things like this on a regular TV instead of a small phone. By the way, congratulations on great programming on your cable channel!
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Tonight! Live webcast at 8pm with Frank Cepollina of NASA - “Fixing Hubble: Dare to Dream the Impossible, and the Incredible Will Happen" - http://bit.ly/1yZDANj

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Let's resolve things before its to late.
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SATURDAY! Come to the Udvar-Hazy Center from 10 am to 3 pm for African American Pioneers in Aviation Family Day. Enjoy hands-on activities and presentations that celebrate the contributions African Americans have made to flight and space exploration: http://bit.ly/1e99Zqe
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The Martin B-26B-25-MA Marauder #FlakBait survived over 200 operational missions in Europe during #WWII – more than any other American aircraft during that war. We’re working to preserve and re-assemble it at our Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. Learn more about the history and preservation of this historic aircraft, follow our progress, and share your connections: http://bit.ly/Flak_Bait
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My grandfather was the flight engineer and orignally painted the nose art for Flakbait. He received 2 purple hearts and a bronze star on that plane. 
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Today in 1912: U.S. Army Captain Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from a powered airplane. Read more about the jump in this piece from the Air&Space/Smithsonian Magazine's blog archive: http://bit.ly/1d7TEGe   

Photo: SI-A-33652-E from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Archives.
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AIRBORNE!!
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Try your hand at inventing like the Wright brothers in our newest online game: http://bit.ly/EngineeringtheWrightWay
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We’ve finished hanging this NASA full scale wind tunnel fan at our Museum in Washington, DC in the "Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall." It was one of a pair built by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, the predecessor to NASA) and used at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA to test aircraft and spacecraft.

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It's fascinating indeed.....And more.....
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Today in 1966: AS-201 launched on the first uncrewed, suborbital flight of a Block I Apollo Command/Service Module on a Saturn 1B launch vehicle.

Ablated heat shield fragment in our collection from Apollo Command Module 009, which was flown on the AS 201 mission: http://bit.ly/1hqKcyy

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That's so cool!!
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Today in 2011: Space Shuttle Discovery launched on its final flight - the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station. See Discovery at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA: http://bit.ly/1h6W4pU

Got a favorite picture of Discovery? Add it to our Flickr group! http://bit.ly/Discover_Flickr_Group

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My daughter got to see the 2nd to last shuttle take off, she said they were 10 miles away, and the ground still rumbled. 
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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.