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Registration for fall Behind the Scenes Tours of our restoration area is now open --> http://bit.ly/29Rv0gs

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Can you guess which artifact is pictured here? The answer will be posted on Friday.
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Today in 1942: The German Me 262 Schwalbe was first flown under jet power, proving to be much faster than conventional airplanes. The museum has an Me 262A on display in the World War II Gallery --> http://1.usa.gov/1fsfEj8
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Today in 1989: The B-2 first flew at Palmdale, Calif. The museum has a structural test aircraft on display in the Cold War Gallery. See it on display --> http://bit.ly/1YrosJf
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This is the cockpit of the Northrop Tacit Blue, which is on display in the museum's R&D Gallery. Congrats to all who guessed correctly! Learn more about this aircraft --> http://1.usa.gov/1tqKQqi
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The museum welcomes the USS Atka AGB-3 for its reunion!

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Today in 1918: Lt. Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest son of former President Theodore Roosevelt, was shot down behind German lines by Sgt. Thom, a German ace with 24 victories. Watch this video to more about Lt. Roosevelt, including the wooden cross on display in the museum's Early Years Gallery --> http://bit.ly/1SvoH1E

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Today in 1966: The USAF grid-sphere payload was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., atop an Atlas booster. Learn more about the Grid-Sphere Passive Communications Satellite --> http://1.usa.gov/25XGGYP
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Learn about rocketry and space flight during our FREE "Newton in Space" event this Saturday from 9 a.m.3 p.m. -> http://1.usa.gov/29g4zAA
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