Saturday, September 8, 2012
The gloves and visor Neil Armstrong wore during his walk on the moon are on display for a short time at the Smithsonian Institution.
The gloves and the visor Neil Armstrong wore during his first walk on the moon are on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, the Huffington Post reported. The museum began the two week exhibit on Tuesday, according to the Huffington Post. Smithsonian Magazine's blog has more information on the gloves: "The objects also reflect the cutting edge technologies first employed on the historic Apollo mission. The gloves, for example, include blue silicone fingertips and Chromel-R, a stainless steel, high chromium fabric, wrapping around the hands." Armstrong's public memorial service will be held on Sept. 13 at the Washington National Cathedral. Like this article? …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Three employees of Parking Management, Inc. were arrested Saturday. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The space shuttle Discovery is transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly.
The space shuttle Discovery landed at Dulles Airport on Tuesday, April 17 to take the place of the space shuttle Enterprise at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The museum continued to celebrate the arrival of the Discovery with a transfer ceremony on Thursday that featured several honored guests including John Glenn and other Discovery crew members. On Monday, the Enterprise will be taken to New York on the same Boeing 747 that carried the Discovery on Tuesday. Have photos from the ceremony? Upload them!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Space Shuttle Discovery lands at Dulles after extended fly-over Washington, D.C., area.
The space shuttle Discovery landed at Dulles International Airport at 11:05 a.m. after an extended series of fly-overs around the Washington, D.C., area, providing hundreds of thousands of onlookers spectacular views as it approached. The landing was covered live by NASA TV, which is still broadcasting the shuttle as it is tended to on the tarmac. The specially-designed Boeing 747 transport aircraft with Discovery on its back flew over the Dulles area at about 9:30 a.m., then flew into Washington, D.C., to fly around the National Mall and U.S. Capitol, before returning to Dulles to land. Workers will spend two days preparing Discovery to go on display at its final retirement home at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center at…
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On final journey to new home at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012