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    First Orbital Flight Anniversary

    John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth on February 20, 1962. On the 40th anniversary of his Mercury flight former Senator Glenn talked about his space flight and…

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    National Air and Space Museum Dedication Ceremony

    President Gerald Ford gave remarks and presided over a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on July 1, 1976. The president is then seen…

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    Space Shuttle Discovery Transfer Ceremony

    After 39 missions, the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery was transferred to the Smithsonian and placed on permanent display. The National Air and Space Museum hosted a “Welcome Discovery”…

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    A Dream of Wings

    Tom Crouch spoke about the evolution of aviation and the centuries-old quest for flight. Mr. Crouch used slides of early designs and sketches in order to illuminate the forerunners of…

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    James Madison Book Award

    The James Madison Book Award is given each July to the book that best represents excellence in bringing knowledge and understanding of American history to children in elementary and…

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    Enola Gay Exhibit Media Preview

    Mr. Heyman talked to reporters about the Enola Gay exhibit commemorating the end of World War II. He explained why the museum has greatly reduced the exhibit after all the furor over the…

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    Space, Science, and Technology

    Senator Mikulski spoke about the importance of the space program and advances made in recent years. She also talked about the federal government’s role in the program and the appropriations…

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    Apollo 8 Mission

    Mr. Borman talked about his experiences during the first mission to orbit the moon and about the political pressures of the cold war in the early years of NASA. After his remarks he…

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    Washington Journal: Thursday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Saturday Air and Space Museum Journal

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning papers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and electronic…

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    Washington Journal: Air and Space Museum

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Space Colonization

    Mr. Goldin and Mr. Roland spoke on America’s space program in the Werner Von Braun lecture at the National Air and Space Museum. In their remarks, the two speakers debated the future of…

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