Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum News
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
Hottest Vacation Cities for Cheapskates
Where in the world do you want to go this summer? I've got some ideas, especially for the cheapskates among us. That's no slur. I'm a cheapskate, too. Unfortunately, the deck appears to be stacked against us frugal flyers, partly because airlines are riding so high these days. Profits are up, fuels
See Neil Armstrong's Mementos That Were Supposed to Be Left on the Moon
In the fall of 2012, after Neil Armstrong died that summer, his widow, Carol Armstrong, found a bag full of personal mementos from 1969's Apollo 11 mission in the astronaut's closet. Carol Armstrong contacted the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum , whose curator learned that these were
Space Shuttle Discovery First Launched 30 Years Ago
Today marks 30 years since Space Shuttle Discovery's first launch. Discovery, the third space shuttle to join NASA's fleet, left for its first mission on Aug. 30, 1984, to deploy three communication satellites. Discovery finished more than 30 missions afterwards, including one to launch the Hubble