Windsock Datafiles

Researchers have indicated that the Windsock Datafiles are an excellent reference for anyone interested in World War I aviation.

New Acquisitions in the National Air and Space Museum Library

July, the month of hot, humid days and patriotic holidays. July is also the seventh month of the year. Coincidentally, the National Air and Space Museum Library has seven new titles to share with you.

Space Day 2011

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall will be hosting Space Day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This free annual event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, provides visitors with opportunities to learn about space through hands-on exhibits, activities, and presentations by astronauts and other space experts. In keeping with the program’s mission to provide a fun learning experience for all ages, there will be several activity and presentation stations for children and teens, including Alka Seltzer-powered rockets, astronaut paper dolls, and LEGO spacecraft models.

New Acquisitions in the National Air and Space Museum Library

Cherry blossoms are not the only thing blooming in the Washington DC area. The month of April has sprouted some blooms in the National Air and Space Museum Library in the form of new book titles.

New Acquisitions in the National Air and Space Museum Library

Continuing the air and space theme from yesterday, here are the National Air and Space Museum Library’s new book acquisitions for February 2010.

New Acquisitions in the National Air and Space Museum Library

The National Air and Space Museum Library would like to share some new books for the month of January 2011

The Aerodrome A

Albert Francis Zahm, The Smithsonian Report for 1914, 1915, Langley Aeroplane (Built 1898-1903) Ready for Launching at Hammondsport, N.Y., May 28, 1914. This image, from The first man-carrying aeroplane capable of sustained free flight: Langley's success as a pioneer in aviation, by A. F. Zahm, Publisher: Washington : G.P.O., 1915, depicts the Langley Aeroplane, ready for launching on May 28, 1914, six years after the death of Samuel Pierpont Langley. The background history of this photograph is fascinating, highlighting the Smithsonian/Wright Brothers feud, as outlined on the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) website: Langley Aerodrome A The remains of the Aerodrome A were left with the Smithsonian Institution by the War Department. In 1914, the Smithsonian contracted Glenn Curtiss, a prominent American aviation pioneer and aircraft manufacturer, to rebuild the Langley Aerodrome A and conduct further flight tests. With significant modifications and improvements, Curtiss was able to coax the Aerodrome A into the air for a number of brief, straight-line flights at Hammondsport, N.Y. After the tests, the airplane was returned more »

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