Smithsonian Air and Space Museum;
Why it is important to the community
History of place:
The Smithsonian's connection to flight began with the birth of the Institution, first introduced by Joseph Henry.
In 1946, President Harry Truman signed a bill establishing the Smithsonian's National Air Museum to memorialize the development of aviation; collect, preserve, and display aeronautical equipment; and provide educational material for the study of aviation.
Thus begun the creation of the Nation Air and Space Museum, which was planned to be called the "National Air Museum". Construction was commissioned to began in 1946
Description of place:
Individuals who made a lasting contribution:
2. Joseph Henry (precursor of the Smithsonian Museums who planned to create the Air and Space Museum
3. Charles Greeley Abbot (funded experiments in the Smithsonian Society
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Title of web page: “History” Copyright Date: Unclear Name of website: Smithsonian Air and Space
Title of webpage: “facts and figures” Copyright Date: unclear
Name of Website: <http://airandspace.si.edu/about/facts.>.
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