On this day in 1986, Voyager 2 took two images of Titania, the largest satellite of Uranus. This is a composite of… https://t.co/srbynV8Pst
Today in 1995, the Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of Venus in UV light. At ultraviolet wavelengths, Ven… https://t.co/y7pTqb8ADt
On this day in 1985, Space Shuttle Discovery launched on STS-51C. The mission was Discovery's third spaceflight and… https://t.co/hgUbZqkdbV
On this day in 2004, Mars rover Opportunity landed on the Red Planet at Meridiani Planum. Affectionately called Opp… https://t.co/7eOTnxN9MK
35 years ago today, Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Uranus, flying within 50,000 miles of the planet's cloud… https://t.co/KP1IQPVZHz
Following splashdown of Apollo 11, @AstroMCollins crawled back into command module Columbia and wrote this short no… https://t.co/14QW6tDiUU
On this day in 1918, famed German ace Manfred von Richthofen (aka the Red Baron) flew the prototype Fokker V.11. H… https://t.co/J567N19muR
The Nakajima J1N1 Gekko (Allied codename IRVING) was flown by the Japanese Navy during #WorldWarII. The Museum's IR… https://t.co/07vuvGLWX2
#TDIH 1909, Blériot XI was flown for the first time. Further trials and various modifications proceeded through the… https://t.co/hjZ3VBg46k
Today in 1930, Clyde Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory took this photographic plate, which led to the discovery of Plu… https://t.co/NFGnVkBqkK
@mrkawht @EgamerSfs Here’s the link to the picture on NASA’s image database: https://t.co/7dKYxNTN8V
The chair in this photo was used for a set of experiments on STS-42. An astronaut seated in this chair could be rot… https://t.co/KPoEGPNLDr
#TDIH 1992: Space Shuttle Discovery launched on STS-42. Its primary payload was the International Microgravity Labo… https://t.co/t6V3741XE6
One last time.
Today in 2003, Pioneer 10 phoned home for the last time. It was 7.6 billion miles away from Earth.… https://t.co/nFcBhN196H
#OTD in 1959, Captain William White flew 3,850 miles nonstop in an F-105 Thunderchief from Alaska to Florida in 5 h… https://t.co/TvPsD99YvL
@moonblotter @lentilwallop @NASA @NASAArtemis @WhiteHouse Our touchable Moon rock is still on display in our Boeing… https://t.co/fhASJCUtUN
A plane made for Twitter.
On this day in 1957, the U.S. Air Force received the first five Cessna T-37 "Tweet" jet… https://t.co/yYgrixEX6R
On this day in 1976, the supersonic Concorde entered commercial service. Two flights took off at the same time, one… https://t.co/WaZrgeyC5C
@TJLalo Pluto is considered a dwarf planet.
Today in 1979, Pluto's orbit moved inside Neptune's, and for 20 years, Pluto was closer to the Sun than Neptune was… https://t.co/Dy54lbnWro
@divi_logan It can be watched any time afterwards on our Facebook page and will be posted to YouTube as well within the next few days.
Live at 1 pm ET: Join us for a Q&A all about aviation history featuring curator Peter Jakab and former Secretary of… https://t.co/cj5SZ8oyW6
On this day in 1970, the Boeing 747 made its first commercial flight, flying from New York to London for Pan Americ… https://t.co/x1r2GqsPpL
55 years ago today, Apollo command module #002B (A-004) launched atop a Little Joe II rocket to test the Apollo Lau… https://t.co/jk5AAMRADk
Now that's a landing photo.
Happy birthday @TheRealBuzz!
On this day in 1913, Bernetta Miller attempted to establish a women's altitude record but the oil flow indicator in… https://t.co/IsBxD0mJ2A
@JennyRowan_ Spacesuit visor selfies are our favorite kind of selfie!
During Harry S. Truman's inauguration in 1949, a flyover of aircraft, including the Convair B-36s seen here, signal… https://t.co/NdBfXrN4t9
Today in 1983, Ham the Astrochimp passed away at age 26. He flew on Mercury suborbital flight in 1961, when he was… https://t.co/GYUCXx1lR2
#TDIH 1946, test pilot Jack Woolams flew Bell X-1 on its first glide flight, air launched from a B-29. The first ge… https://t.co/vp14nnStbI
Launched on this day in 1965, atop a Titan II rocket, Gemini 2 was the last uncrewed test flight for the Gemini Pro… https://t.co/gIPbKSqztA
#OTD in 1993, Space Shuttle Endeavour returned to Earth, completing STS-54. Though the mission had multiple highlig… https://t.co/0FuxGswj5p
Today in 1937, Howard Hughes set a transcontinental U.S. speed record in this Hughes H-1 Racer, flying nonstop from… https://t.co/notvuGTdMs
Third time’s a charm! #TDIH 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft launched to Pluto. Two earlier launch attempts were f… https://t.co/hW7OZiw2Dk
Taking off a ship was one thing. Landing on one was quite another. For the first landing on a ship 110 years ago to… https://t.co/bnyZNDoivq
This is Meteorite ALHA81005, the first rock found on Earth to be identified as a meteorite from the Moon. It was fo… https://t.co/yK3BJxGJhw
This Huff-Daland Duster, used in aerial crop dusting, was donated to the Museum on this day in 1968. #AirSpacePhoto… https://t.co/YVznaO6EJ0
RT @smithsonian: In this 1964 Leonard Freed photo in @smithsoniannpg, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. greets supporters in Baltimore.
On this day in 2000, the SOHO spacecraft captured this large, twirling solar prominence. Prominences are huge cloud… https://t.co/QB3r0GuSjP
110 years ago today, Eugene Burton Ely made history when he became the first person to both take-off from and land… https://t.co/qkEkNmSd1g
#TDIH 1920, U.S. prohibition went into effect, leading to a new chapter in the development of aerial smuggling. Rea… https://t.co/TZYSAQope6
Today in 1997, Clyde Tombaugh, discoverer of Pluto, passed away at age 90. Tombaugh discovered Pluto years before h… https://t.co/polAsKQbaz
Do you remember Eastern Airlines?
On this day in 1930, Eastern Air Transport was established. It later became East… https://t.co/bkB8qhRkz1
#OTD in 1886, pioneering aviator and aircraft manufacturer Glenn L. Martin was born in Macksburg, Iowa. Before age… https://t.co/1NbGakLVoM
#TDIH 2003, falling foam damaged wing panel of Space Shuttle Columbia during STS-107 launch. The shuttle and crew w… https://t.co/seyE6elemD
One of the strengths of the National Air and Space Museum’s collection is the variety of subjects it covers. One su… https://t.co/PSwu1yMtyE
January 16, 1969 was one for the books. It included a history-making docking, an international news story, and a sp… https://t.co/LoXvQGZgA7
#OTD in 1946, a U.S. upper atmospheric research program was initiated using captured German V-2 rockets. If you’ve… https://t.co/lJfWhEM6WZ