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ARCHIVAL VIDEO: The dangers of Apollo 11, as remembered by the flight director
On the 25th anniversary of Apollo 11, flight director Gene Kranz remembers the tense moments leading up to the moon landing.
What to See and What to Skip in Washington, DC
With political winds shifting sharply, the spotlight is clearly on Washington, D.C ., this month. But no matter who occupies the White House, or who inhabits the halls of Congress, D.C.'s draw as a traveler's playground remains intact. A plethora of free attractions creates value in our nation's
Obama Says John Glenn 'Lifted the Hopes of a Nation'
The death of legendary astronaut John Glenn sparked an outpouring of tributes, including from President Obama, who said the space pioneer "lifted the hopes of a nation." "With John's passing, our nation has lost an icon and Michelle and I have lost a friend," Obama said. "John spent his life
A look at "Flak-Bait", the iconic bomber that took on Nazi Germany
ABC News is at the National Air and Space Museum taking a look at the restoration of a bomber that survived more than 725 hours of combat time in World War II.
Exhibit X: Tour the Restoration Center at the National Air and Space Museum
ABC News gives you a behind the scenes look at the restoration of "Flak-Bait," a bomber that survived more than 725 hours of combat time against Nazi Germany.
Life In Space as an Army Officer
Army Secretary Eric Fanning talks to NASA Astronaut and retired Army Colonel Timothy Kopra about his time spent aboard the ISS.
Neil Armstrong's Moon Landing Artifacts Are on Display at the Smithsonian
They were seen on television screens across the nation as Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Exactly 47 years after that historic day, Armstrong’s familiar blue-tipped gloves and helmet are on display at the Smithsonian
Restored 'Star Trek' Starship Enterprise Model Arrives at Its New Home
The studio model of the famous "Star Trek" Starship Enterprise went back on display Tuesday with a fresh coat of paint and new lights in the recently renovated Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C. It was taken off of display in 2014 so a team of
The Remarkable Story Behind the 9-Year Old Syrian Refugee Attending the State of the Union
Ahmad Alkhalaf has an infectious smile that lights up the room. All eyes were on the Syrian boy as he walked into Rep. Seth Moulton’s office. It’s a special day for the nine-year old. Ahmad was invited by the Massachusetts's congressman to be his guest at President Obama’s last State of the Union
Saving Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit: Smithsonian Launches $500,000 Crowdfunding Campaign
Call it one small step for museum curation. In its first-ever Kickstarter campaign , the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is asking the public for $500,000 to conserve and display the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore when he became the first man to walk on the moon. “The Apollo 11 Moon