The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air & space objects in the world. (ToU: http://ow.ly/qWZm3)
Some might consider opening a museum with a signal from a spacecraft at Mars a bit extra, but we stand by it.
Harriet Quimby was the first American woman to earn a pilot's license and the first woman to fly solo across the English Channel. Tragically, she was killed in an accident during an air meet on July 1, 1912. More on Quimby: #BecauseOfHerStory
In 1909, Wilbur Wright flew around the Statue of Liberty in a Wright Type A as part of the New York Hudson-Fulton Celebration. Read "Taking Flight with Lady Liberty" on the blog: 🗽 #ArchivesHuzzah #ArchivesHashtagParty
Here's something you don't see every day: All three #Apollo11 spacesuits, photographed side-by-side for the first time since the mission, in celebration of #Apollo50 (Order: Aldrin, Collins, Armstrong) #AirSpacePhoto
Remembering the crew of Challenger STS-51L. On this day in 1986, the launch of STS-51L ended in tragedy when Challenger and crew were lost 73 seconds after liftoff. Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, Judith Resnik, Mike Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ron McNair.
The spacesuits Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will wear for today's Crew Dragon launch look different from the ones you're used to. We explore the sleek SpaceX launch and entry suits in a new blog: #LaunchAmerica
On this day in 1963, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space:
We are GO for the Moon. Our Saturn V projection on the Washington Monument starts tonight! See it tonight through Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 pm, and don't miss the full #GoForTheMoon show Friday and Saturday. Full details: #Apollo50
We mourn the loss of Annie Glenn — an inspirational voice to many of us over the years. She was a source of strength to her husband John during his time in the space program and US Senate, overcoming challenges and become an American hero in her own right.
We hope our Twitter feed brings you moments of joy and inspiration during these uncertain times. So, every day in April, we’re going to post an incredible space photo that brings us awe. (And we’d gladly take recommendations!) We'll start with a @NASA_Hubble classic. 🎆