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Smithsonian Opens 3 Museums Despite Snow In D.C.

While most federal workers have a snow day, the Smithsonian Institution is opening several museums to visitors at their regular times.

03/17/2014

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Smithsonian Displays Da Vinci’s Study Of Human Flight

Leonardo da Vinci’s early notes and sketches of human flight some 400 years before the airplane’s invention are making a rare visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

09/13/2013

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Da Vinci’s Study Of Flight To Visit Smithsonian

Leonardo da Vinci’s early sketches of human flight some 400 years before the airplane’s invention will make a rare visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

08/08/2013

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Smithsonian Recalls First Live Global TV Broadcast

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is celebrating the satellite that powered the first TV transmission around the globe 50 years ago.

07/12/2012

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Space Shuttle Discovery Lands At New Museum Home

The final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery passed over Maryland and it stopped people in their tracks.

04/17/2012

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Discovery Likely To Fly Over D.C. Area Next Week

Space shuttle Discovery is expected to fly over Washington’s landmarks next week on the back of a Boeing 747 and will also be visible from points in Maryland and Virginia.

04/12/2012

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IMAX Gives 2 Space Shuttle Cameras To Smithsonian

IMAX Corp. is donating its first cameras used to film aboard the space shuttle to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

04/04/2012

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D.C. Museum Closed After Protest; Pepper Spray Used

The National Air and Space Museum in Washington was closed Saturday after anti-war demonstrators swarmed the building to protest a drone exhibit and security guards used pepper spray to repel them, sickening a number of protesters.

10/08/2011