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OSCAR 1 (Orbiting Satellites Carrying Amateur Radio)

Learn about space-based tools that help us communicate and even predict the weather.

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<em>Above and Beyond</em>

Celebrate the power of innovation in Above and Beyond.

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Traverse Aeolian Ridges on Mars

Our scientists are involved in current research about the Martian climate and geology.

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Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall

Get the latest on the renovation of our Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.

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Stem in 30

STEM in 30 Logo

Start the school year off right with live, fast-paced webcasts for the classroom.

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On the Blog

Recurring Slope Lineae on Hale Crater

Mars: One Mystery Revealed, Many More to Solve

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Horten H IX V3

Learn how we're preserving one of the most unusual WWII aircraft.

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Wall of Honor

Wall of Honor at the Udvar-Hazy Center

A permanent memorial at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center recognizing those with a passion for flight.

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Upcoming Events

Smithsonian TechQuest: Astronaut Academy
October 3
Astronaut Academy
Udvar-Hazy Center in VA
Sally Ride
October 6
Sally Ride: Curating Her Life
Panelists: Tam O’Shaughnessy, Valerie Neal, Margaret Weitekamp, and Patti Williams
Museum in DC
Sputnik Model in Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
October 7
Presenter: Cathleen Lewis
Museum in DC