National Air and Space Museum
The nation’s newest astronaut candidates are making a visit to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Many historic aircraft and space artifacts — including a Navy dive bomber from World War II and spacesuits from the Apollo era — are slowly moving to a state-of-the-art Smithsonian hangar in northern Virginia.
Ten years after NASA landed two rovers on Mars on a 90-day mission, one rover is still exploring, and the project has generated hundreds of thousands of images from the Martian surface.
Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.
Supervisors at government agencies began meetings Thursday to decide which employees would continue to report to work and which would be considered nonessential and told to stay home under contingency plans ordered by the Office of Management and Budget.
“Suited for Space,” opening Friday at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, highlights the creativity behind the suits that allowed humans to explore the moon and aspire to fly farther from Earth.
A solar-powered plane that has been crossing the continent will be on display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum facility in northern Virginia.
A former museum parking lot attendant who stole nearly half a million dollars in parking fees has been sentenced to a year and 8 months in federal prison.
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A second former parking lot attendant at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum annex in northern Virginia has pleaded guilty to stealing at least $400,000 in parking fees.