National Air and Space Museum

She Can STEM Camp Takes Off

The plane sat on the runway parked amongst gleaming private jets, the pavement already sticky hot in the humid August sun. The plane, a Cessna 162 …

Middle School

Amazon Drone Comes To National Air And Space Museum

To Be Featured In The New 'We All Fly' Gallery One hundred years ago, airmail delivery was new and a novelty. (In fact, it started off with pilot …

Drones

Transparency in the Archives: From Our Earliest Days

From the point in 1838 when the United States Congress accepted James Smithson’s bequest, it was recognized as a cultural resource, a public trust …

Museums

Amazon Prime Air Drone Inducted to Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

The drone will be displayed to help visitors learn about the early stages of autonomous delivery.<p>Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum<p>Marco …

Drones

A Girl Can Fly

Sixty girl campers explored new horizons this summer at a first-time National Air and Space Museum "She Can" summer camp focused on aviation.<p>Over two …

Museums

Amazon Prime Air drone gets delivered to Smithsonian for museum display in 2021

Amazon’s drone delivery service is still in its experimental phase, but it’s already destined to become a part of American history at the Smithsonian …

FAA

3 Cool Ways Education In STEAM Can Take You To Outer Space

<i>By Lori Melton</i><p>The exciting field of space exploration blends STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. While students are …

Space Exploration

Postdoctoral Earth and Planetary Sciences

The National Air and Space Museum has established the Postdoctoral Earth and Planetary Sciences Fellowship to support scientific research in this …

Museums

Kiddo the Cat, Reluctant Aviator

“Roy, come and get this ---damn cat.”<p>On October 15, 1910, Kiddo the cat became the first of his kind to attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean by …

Archives

Pence will visit Pentagon to discuss proposed Space Force

<b>(CNN) —</b> Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Pentagon on Thursday to discuss the future of the US military in space, including the potential for establishing President Donald Trump's proposed Space Force, multiple US officials tell CNN.<p>Two sources in the vice president's office confirmed his …

U.S. Politics

Cockpit of Enola Gay

Topics<p>Science & Engineering<br>• African Americans<br>• Aircraft<br>• Apollo Program<br>• Art<br>• Astronauts<br>• Astronomers<br>• Astronomy<br>• Aviators<br>• Awards<br>• Balloons & Airships<br>• Business<p>All Topics<p>…

African-American News

Box Office: 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' cruises past 'Christopher Robin'

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tom Cruise easily conquered Winnie the Pooh at the domestic box office.<p>"Mission: Impossible - Fallout" generated $35 million from 4,395 locations in its sophomore frame, while Disney's "Christopher Robin" opened at the lower end of forecasts with $25 million from 3,602 …

Box Office

Star Trek Teams With Smithsonian to Help Launch Online Learning Platform

Star Trek is helping to bring the learning experience into uncharted territory.NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited has debuted a new online platform, …

Star Trek

Smithsonian's National Air And Space Museum Welcomes Oracle Challenger III

Thomas W. Haas Donates $10 Million To New General Aviation 'We All Fly' Gallery The world's most visited museum is the Smithsonianís National Air and …

Museums

'Mission: Impossible -- Fallout': The Curious Charm and Mysterious Durability of Tom Cruise

Both the raging 26-year success of the Mission Impossible franchise and the success of its producer/lead actor/chief stuntman, Tom Cruise are a direct result of the intense, scholarly attention that Cruise and his directors – in this instance, the talented Christopher McQuarrie – bring to the …

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise moves to Florida after selling Beverly Hills home

Actor Tom Cruise is saying goodbye to Hollywood and hello to Florida.<p><i>People</i> magazine reported that the “Mission: Impossible” star sold his Beverly …

Tom Cruise

Dreams Soar

Hear the inspirational story that took Shaesta Waiz around the world.<p>When Afghan-American pilot Shaesta Waiz decided to fly around the world, she …

Aviation

Box Office: 'Mission Impossible -- Fallout' rocketing to $59 million debut

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Tom Cruise's latest, "Mission: Impossible -- Fallout," is on its way to a No. 1 debut at the North American box office with an estimated $59 million.<p>Should predictions hold, Paramount's sixth installment of the franchise will finish on the upper end of recent forecasts, …

Box Office

Bird’s Eye Viewfinder: 160 Years of Aerial Photography

Do you remember the first or last time you stared out the window of an airplane? For me, it was on the descent into John Glenn International Airport …

Aerial Photography

FilmWeek: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout,’ ‘Teen Titans Go! To The Movies,’ ‘Puzzle’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Tom Cruise

Showcasing Aerobatic Aviation

You know that feeling when you’re on a rollercoaster and your car crests over the hill as you drop? You’re moving fast, and for a second you’re …

Aviation

How Cruise brings 'the Tom factor' to 'Mission: Impossible' stunts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Mission: Impossible" movie franchise has become synonymous with daring stunts where lead actor Tom Cruise climbs the highest building in the world or hangs off the side of a speeding plane.<p>"Mission: Impossible - Fallout," which starts its global rollout on Wednesday, …

Celebrity News

Look at the Sky Through a Piece of History

It’s not every day that a telescope gets a birthday cake. But this telescope was special. It had recently traveled 400 miles to start a new life …

Astronomy

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout': Stars cruise carpet of US premiere

Tom Cruise's mission, which he chose to accept with his "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" co-stars? The film's U.S. premiere, which took place at the National Air and Space Museum on Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Washington. Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP<p>Tom Cruise reprises his role of Impossible Mission …

Tom Cruise

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' director reveals how Tom Cruise's injury benefits movie

Tom Cruise's ankle injury on <i>Mission: Impossible - Fallout</i> came as a blessing in disguise for director Christopher McQuarrie, giving him a much-needed …

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise brings the latest Mission Impossible film to D.C. | Reuters.com

The actor attends the movie's U.S. premiere at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Rough cut (no reporter narration)<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>The actor attends the movie's U.S. premiere at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. …

Mission Impossible

Tom Cruise & Henry Cavill Suit Up for 'Mission: Impossible' Premiere in D.C.

<b>Tom Cruise</b> and <b>Henry Cavill</b> walk the red carpet at the premiere of <b>Mission: Impossible – Fallout</b> on Sunday (July 22) at the Smithsonian’s National Air …

Tom Cruise

Almanac: Aviator Wiley Post

And now a page from our "Sunday Morning" Almanac: July 22nd, 1933, 85 years ago today … the day aviator Wiley Post made history.<p>For that was the day …

Museums

Smithsonian plays catch-up in new space race

Renovating the National Air and Space Museum will require nearly a billion dollars and more than the usual suspects.<p>The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is a getting a nearly billion-dollar makeover beginning this summer. And a major thrust will be capturing a new space race no longer …

Museums

Space Policy and History Forum

<b>Note: This is an academic event for members of the space policy and space history communities.</b><p>On June 18, President Trump directed the Department of …

U.S. Dept. of Defense