National Air and Space Museum

Screen capture of Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives (SOVA) Overview page for the United States Women in Aviation 1940-1985 Research Materials collection in the National Air and Space Museum Archives.
A low-lying topographic depression known as Margaritifer basin. (Sharon A. Wilson, John A. Grant, and Kevin K. Williams (2020), Geologic Map of Morava Valles and Margaritifer basin, Mars, MTM Quadrangles -10022 and -15022, 1:500,000 scale, USGS Scientific Investigations Map, in press.)

Geologic Maps: Where Science Meets Art

October 26th, 2020, 2:22PM
The waxing gibbous Moon as we viewed it on December 3, 2011.

The Moon: Before We Knew

October 19th, 2020, 10:59AM
Ottumwa, Iowa, September 5, 1964: Piccard and crew just prior to an ascent in Raven Industries Model S-50 hot air balloon.

Donald Louis Piccard – Pioneer of Hot Air Ballooning

October 19th, 2020, 10:43AM
A. Roy Knabenshue's father, mother, and wife seen aloft over Chicago, Illinois, in the

Chauffeur of the Skies: A. Roy Knabenshue’s Passenger Registries

October 5th, 2020, 12:51PM
General Douglas MacArthur making remarks at the surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri. Behind him are representatives of the major Allied powers. U.S. National Archives, Army Signal Corps Collection, USA C-2716.

Celebrating the End of the War

October 5th, 2020, 11:54AM
The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Surface System Test-Bed (SSTB) is nearly identical to the MER twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity that landed on Mars in 2004. Photo by Mark Avino, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM2020-00501).

A Mars Rover Lands in Virginia

October 5th, 2020, 11:22AM
Tattoo flash art by Owen Jensen, courtesy of the Lyle Tuttle Tattoo Art Collection.