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National Air and Space Museum  Pics from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC & Chantilly, VA. @airandspace on Twitter. Legal:

This summer, our aeronautics intern explored the @usnatarchives collection of images from the Women Airforce Service Pilots. Check out these newly digitized WWII photos. ๐Ÿ“ธ: 4A-22679-K619, 4A-22681-K621, 4A-22689-K3616

The newest #AirSpacePodcast is all about the women who were kicking butt and taking flight in the 1920s. We are talking about the 99s, an organization of women pilots, and our host, Emily, even got to take a turn in the cockpit. ๐ŸŽง Make sure to subscribe wherever you find your podcasts!

Celebrating #InternationalCatDay with this group of feline aviators. ๐Ÿฑโœˆ๏ธ This photo of some curious kittens on a blimp, titled "All Aboard for Cloudland," was part of a 1931 children's book. ๐Ÿ“ธ: NASM-9A02173

75 years ago today, the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were officially established. The WASP flew a total of 60 million miles performing a variety of missions. Although these women flew military aircraft, they were considered civilians, and were not granted military status until 1977.

In 2010, the WASP were awarded this Congressional Gold medal for their service, record, and "revolutionary reform in the Armed Forces" during WWII. You can see it on display at our Udvar-Hazy Center.

Today at 12:30 ET, tune in on Facebook Live as curator Tom Lassman talks about the Poseidon submarine-launched ballistic missile. Be sure to follow along (and ask a question)!

In her own words, Heather, our Digital Graphics Producer intern, "creates engaging imagery that will catch the audience's eye - whether it's a logo, icon, or illustration. I take the incredible information from scientists and educators and make it into something that is fun to look at and easy to understand!" She also drew our summer intern t-shirt design in her (small amounts of) spare time! #interntakeover

Why the Air and Space Museum? ๐ŸŒŒโ˜„๏ธโœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ฐ#interntakeover

All in a day's work! Video Production intern Ryan hangs out with astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei during "Ask an Astronaut". #interntakeover

Restoration interns Justin and Daniel work on a R-1830 engine in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center; this includes write-ups of condition, cleaning - and obviously - restoration of components. #interntakeover

In her own words, Chloe, our intern writer/editor for Exhibitions, "make(s) sure that things are edited to the standards of the Museum, and collaborates with curators, designers, educators, and anyone elseโ€ฆto provide the best content for our Museum." #interntakeover

Inspirational words from Caroline Johnson, our Aeronautics intern. #interntakeover

In her own words, Gabby, our Digital Experiences intern, "writes articles for the National Air and Space Museum website, helping to provide information to readers about historical events and figures in a fun, narrative form." Read some of her stories today! #interntakeover

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