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National Air and Space Museum  Photos from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC & Chantilly, VA. 📸 ✈️ 🚀 Legal:

In honor of International #ObserveTheMoon Night, our astronomers at the Museum's Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory took this picture of tonight's Moon.

What do 🦖🧙‍♀️🍫🧚‍♀️👨‍🚀✈️ have in common? #AirandScare18, of course! Thanks to everyone who joined us for today's event. See you next year!

Today we announced our new Mars Experience 🚌, a school bus outfitted with audio visual technology to virtually transport visitors to the Red Planet. This free interactive experience debuts tomorrow at #AirandScare18 and will be available weekends at the Udvar-Hazy Center in VA. The Mars Experience was produced by @LockheedMartin, who donated it to the Museum.

If you visited Washington, DC 45 years ago, here's what you would have seen at our National Mall location! Air and Space opened to the public in 1976. (Our Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia opened in 2003.) #TBT 📸: @smithsonianarchives, 73-10771-21A.

#HappyBirthday Mae Jemison! 🎂 In 1992, Jemison became the first African American woman to go to space when she went into orbit aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. #IdeasThatDefy

Today in 1947 Chuck Yeager proved it was possible to fly faster than the speed of sound in the Bell X-1 "Glamorous Glennis." These up-close, high-resolution images of the Bell X-1 were taken as part of our #AirSpacePhoto project. 📸

Back before the @airandspacemuseum was built, there was “Rocket Row” at our Arts and Industries Building. During the space race, the rockets became a landmark on the National Mall.
From left to right, they are the U.S. Army Jupiter-C satellite launcher (which launched Explorer I, the first U.S. satellite), the U.S. Navy Vanguard satellite launcher, the U.S. Navy Polaris A-1 missile (the first U.S. submarine-launched ICBM) and the Atlas Mercury launch vehicle.
This 1960s photo is in @smithsonianarchives.
#Repost @smithsonian

Today at Air and Space, we unveiled the coin design of the US Mint’s Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program. (Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham was on hand for the big reveal!) A portion of the proceeds will go to our upcoming #DestinationMoon exhibition. #Apollo50

Did you know there was a third (and fourth) Wright brother? 📸: Lorin Wright, who took this photo of his younger brothers and their friends on this day in 1902.

The stars of #FirstManMovie stopped by Air and Space yesterday for the premiere of the film. 🚀

Check out more photos from the red carpet! 📸 (Link in bio)

On Wednesdays, we wear pink. #MeanGirlsDay #October3rd
The record-breaking Nemesis NXT air racer joined the Air and Space collection this summer! You can see it on display at our Udvar-Hazy Center.

Calling all photographers! 📷 Ever wondered how we photograph the spacecraft and aircraft on display at the Museum? Dreamed of having access to take pictures in the museum without the crowds? Join us on October 19 for our first-ever after-hours photography workshop to learn photography tips from our pros, featuring photographers from the National Air and Space Museum and Air & Space magazine. This event is free but you must apply to attend. Link in bio.

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