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08.06.15
How real spacesuits differ from movie versions
08.06.15

How real spacesuits differ from movie versions

Apparently, no astronaut or cosmonaut has ever died before due to spacesuit malfunction.

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07.20.15
Smithsonian crowdfunds preservation of Neil Armstrong's spacesuit
07.20.15

Smithsonian crowdfunds preservation of Neil Armstrong's spacesuit

The Smithsonian turns to Kickstarter for help with the long-term preservation of Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit.

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02.10.15
Neil Armstrong kept the original moon landing camera in his closet
02.10.15

Neil Armstrong kept the original moon landing camera in his closet

If you were the first to set foot on a celestial body, wouldn't you keep a few mementos from the t...

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01.21.15
The heart of the Smithsonian's design museum is an API
01.21.15

The heart of the Smithsonian's design museum is an API

The Smithsonian Institute's Cooper Hewitt design museum got a recent overhaul, and at its core is...

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01.03.15
The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online
01.03.15

The Smithsonian now lets you see 40,000 pieces of art online

The Smithsonian vowed that it would open up its digital collection by early 2015, and it's clearly...

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12.02.14
Here's how the first 3D-printed presidential portrait was made
12.02.14

Here's how the first 3D-printed presidential portrait was made

One of the highlights of the White House's first-ever Maker Faire was another first: a 3D-printed...

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08.22.14
Barely Related: Mythbusters break up, Spider-Woman cover
08.22.14

Barely Related: Mythbusters break up, Spider-Woman cover

Home again, home again – and then off to PAX Prime next week. Welcome to Barely Related, a c...

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05.10.14
The US is opening up the Smithsonian's digitized art collection
05.10.14

The US is opening up the Smithsonian's digitized art collection

The White House promised that it would open up government data last year, and it's now expanding t...

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04.03.14
Felix Baumgartner is the man who fell to Earth and lived to tell the tale
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04.03.14

Felix Baumgartner is the man who fell to Earth and lived to tell the tale

"I would not do it again because there's nothing else to accomplish ... The fact that it worked on...

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