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Posts Tagged ‘National Air and Space’

Welcome Discovery NASA Social

This was the second NASA Social, previously NASA Tweetup, that Aeroseums has attended. It occurred April 19th 2012 in Washington, DC. NASA has stepped up in the last few years their outreach to encourage those interested in all aspects of NASA’s mission to come to events and learn more. For this privilege participants are encouraged to simply communicate their experience on the social networks they use anyway.  NASA originally called them NASA Tweetups. They have recently renamed them to NASA Social due to the use of other social media networks such as Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Flickr, etc. Read More…

Ad Astra ("to the stars") Lippold sculptureLocated on the National Mall in Washington DC between the Hirshhorn Museum and American Indian Museum, the Air and Space Museum is the nation’s most visited museum and second in the world only to Paris’ Louvre Museum. Nearly every major historic aircraft or spacecraft in US history is located behind its stone and glass walls. These include the Wright Flyer, the Bell X-1, Mercury “Friendship 7″, Apollo 11 Command Module “Columbia”, Ryan NYP “Spirit of St. Louis”, SpaceShipOne, Douglas DC-3, Hughes H-1, Voyager, V-2 rocket, Messerschmitt Me 262A, and dozens more aircraft, spacecraft, and artifacts. Despite the typical crowds, this is one museum you should plan the time to see properly (at least a day), but if you only have limited time below are a few key spots to visit. Read More…