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Smithsonian Opens New Exhibit: 'Suited for Space'

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum held an event detailing the evolution of spacesuits entitled “Suited for Space.” Photo Credit: The Smithsonian Institute

WASHINGTON, DC — A new exhibit, dubbed “Suited for Space,” opened to the public Friday, July 26, 2013, at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. It’s organized by the Smithsonian [...]

The Space Store Now Offering the Art of John Lomberg!

Image Credit: John Lomberg

The Space Store is proud to announce that they now feature the work of John Lomberg! Lomberg is a renowned artist who honed his trade in a 25-year partnership with famed cosmologist Carl Sagan. His work is considered to be some of the most important space-themed art of our time, [...]

Atlantis Ascends: Orbiter's New Home Readied for June Opening

Former NASA shuttle astronaut Jon McBride (far left), along with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Chief Executive Officer Bill Moore, unveil the new sign in front of Shuttle Atlantis’ exhibit. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Space Shuttle Atlantis’ new digs has a new sign in preparation for [...]

For All Spiderkind, NASA Spidernaut Nefertiti Dies At Smithsonian

Nefertiti, the "Spidernaut", died earlier this week of natural causes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Insect Zoo. Photo Credit: Smithsonian

Nefertiti, the “Spidernaut,” died earlier this week of natural causes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Insect Zoo. Photo Credit: Smithsonian

It’s not everyday an insect can claim to have accomplished more in its short life than many people, but Nefertiti was an exception. The red-back jumping spider, nicknamed the “Spidernaut,” traveled [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Smithsonian Welcomes Shuttle Discovery To The National Collection

Space shuttle Discovery on permanent public display as the centerpiece of the national collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

Space shuttle Discovery on permanent public display as the centerpiece of the national collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

Space shuttle Discovery, the most flown reusable manned spacecraft is history, is now a museum piece – put on permanent public display as the [...]

VIDEO FEATURE: Various Views Of Discovery's Final Departure From KSC

Discovery’s takeoff from KSC, as viewed from the midpoint on the east side of the runway.  Video Credit: Matthew Travis / ARESinstitute.org

Presented here are several clips of space shuttle Discovery’s final departure from Kennedy Space Center this past Tuesday, along with videos of Discovery readying for the ferry flight.  The orbiter took to [...]

Photo Feature: Space Shuttle Discovery Arrives In Washington D.C.

Discovery arriving in Washington D.C. earlier today. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

Discovery arriving in Washington D.C. earlier today. Photo Credit: Mark Usciak

Space shuttle Discovery arrived safely at Dulles International Airport late this morning after a 3 hour flight from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Thousands of spectators lined streets, roof tops, parks, and other establishments to welcome NASA’s fleet leading space shuttle as she [...]

Photo Feature: Discovery's Final Flight, Sunrise Departure From Kennedy Space Center

Space shuttle Discovery flying 'piggyback' atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, departing KSC this morning on her final flight, a one-way trip to the Smithsonian. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space shuttle Discovery flying 'piggyback' atop a NASA 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, departing KSC this morning on her final flight, a one-way trip to the Smithsonian. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space shuttle Discovery left Florida for the last time this morning at sunrise, right on time at 7:00 am EDT.  The orbiter took off [...]

Photo Feature: Discovery Mated To Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, Ready For Smithsonian Flight

Space shuttle Discovery ready to be mated to NASA's modified 747 shuttle carrier aircraft earlier today. Weather permitting, Discovery will be flown from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles International Airport tuesday morning to go on permanent public display as a museum piece at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space shuttle Discovery ready to be mated to NASA's modified 747 shuttle carrier aircraft earlier today. Weather permitting, Discovery will be flown from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles International Airport Tuesday morning to go on permanent public display as a museum piece at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center [...]

Photo Feature: Shuttle Discovery Arrives At SLF For Smithsonian Trip

Shuttle Discovery passes by NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft early this morning, en route to the mate/demate structure where Discovery will be raised and mounted atop the 747 for her flight to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum this coming Tuesday. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Shuttle Discovery passes by NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft early this morning, en route to the mate/demate structure where Discovery will be raised and mounted atop the 747 for her flight to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum this coming Tuesday. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Space Shuttle Discovery was moved from Kennedy’s Vehicle [...]