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Artist Puts Original 1960s Enterprise Model Into Star Trek Movie Scenes

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The 1965 model of the U.S.S. Enterprise usually hangs in the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, but right now it's being restored. It's still a thing of incredible beauty, even after 50 years. So artist Nick Acosta took photos of the original model as it is now, and inserted it into iconic shots from the Star Trek movies. Read more...

Westminster Abbey To Add First New Tower In 270 Years

The addition “will create public access to a museum of treasures and curiosities housed in the triforium, the church’s attic gallery. At present, the public can get only a distant glimpse of the spectacular and shadowy space through the stone arches 70ft up at the top of the walls above the high altar.”

Want to Activate Public Space? We're Hiring... And Some Thoughts on Iteration and Temporary Positions

2 days agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

For the past two years, I've been working on a project to activate the concrete space adjacent to our museum as a vibrant, community plaza. After years of community town halls, design, and prototyping, we're finally starting to build our dream. Show More Summary

Curbed Maps: Here Are Eight of the Tiniest Little Art Spaces in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has The Broad art museum basically ready to open on Bunker Hill, a 100,000-square-foot gallery heading to the Arts District, and a multi-building museum focusing on Downtown artists slated for the Historic Core's Old Bank District, plus...

Friends reunited

6 days agoArts : Night and Day

New venue. New enticement. In the undercroft of a vast but disregarded Bloomsbury church nestles the Museum of Comedy. The below-stairs space wears the heavy oaken lineaments of Victorian piety… Read more The post Friends reunited appeared first on The Spectator.

Tucson: Photos: Thousands of Airplanes in the Arizona Desert, at Pima Air and Space Museum

last weekLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Last year, we called the Museu Tam outside Sao Paulo, Brazil the "greatest aviation museum you've never heard of," but what what institution can lay claim to the sister title of the "greatest aviation museum you have heard of?" For that, we go not to the Smithsonian, but to the desert outside Tucson, Arizona, home to Pima Air & Space Museum. Show More Summary

Museum in der "Runden Ecke" in Leipzig, Allemagne

Germany's Museum in der "Runden Ecke" (literally "Museum in the 'Round Corner'") sits in a curved corner space that was once an office of the sinister East German secret police, the Stasi, and now houses a memorial museum full of their vintage gear and the tools of the their ignominious trade. Show More Summary

A brief survey of NASA's space imaging technology

Visitors to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, will soon have a chance to see those items Neil Armstrong kept from the Apollo 11 moon landing. This week's news about Armstrong's memorabilia got us thinking: What are so...

A Rare Night of Reversing the Tenement Museum’s No Photography Rule

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Photography is strictly prohibited in the apartments of the Tenement Museum, where 19th- to early 20th-century immigrant living is recreated amid unrestored spaces.

On the Market: Glossy Sea Cliff House with Museum Pretensions Lists for $2.2M

Tucked onto a small lot on 32nd Avenue in Sea Cliff is a two-bedroom home with an unassuming green facade. But on the inside the house has a museum-like vibe, with austere spaces and design details. The first indication of...

London mayor makes stop at Smithsonian museum to view exhibits, woo officials to open gallery in his city

2 weeks agoArts : Arts Post

London Mayor Boris Johnson toured the National Air and Space Museum with its chief curator and other Smithsonian officials Thursday as part of an ongoing effort to woo the American museum to open its first gallery outside the United States. “We’ve come to gawk,” the publicity-friendly Johnson said after looking at various exhibitions, including the […]

The Armstrong Purse, A Collection of Artifacts That Flew With Astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 Mission

2 weeks agoHumor : Laughing Squid

The Armstrong Purse is a collection of artifacts that flew with astronaut Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon. The bag and artifacts were gifted to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum by Armstrong’s widow Carol. In the bag were a 16mm data collection camera, a tether Armstrong used while resting in […]

Astronaut Neil Armstrong's secret mementos from moon mission

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The world is getting a look at some of the souvenirs Armstrong brought home from Apollo 11. They were all gear that NASA was going to throw away, and now they're on display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. Wyatt Andrews reports.

What Was In the Purse Neil Armstrong’s Widow Found in Their Closet?

After Neil Armstrong’s death his widow, Carol, discovered a white, cloth bag in a closet, containing flight and space related artifacts. The curator of the Apollo collection at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum determined the items were lunar surface equipment carried in Apollo 11?s Lunar Module Eagle. The bag they were in was [...]

This T-Rex Fossil Is The First Dinosaur Ever To Fly To Space

Lockheed Martin has published a surprising list of all the stuff that flew to space in the first Orion test. You are looking at one of the items: A Tyrannosaurus Rex’s tooth fossil sent by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Here’s another one: A Cookie Monster’s cookie and Ernie’s original rubber duckie. More »      

Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation | Washington, D.C.

Among Washington D.C.’s most popular museums, the National Air and Space Museum features the “Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation” exhibit. Located inside the Pioneers of Flight Gallery, the exhibit has over 100 photographs tracing...Show More Summary

Original USS Enteprise in spacedock

The original miniature model of the USS Enterprise is currently being readied for display in its new home in the revamped Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. At the moment it can be found...Show More Summary

Space Walk: High Heels That Look Like Meteorites

last monthHumor : Geekologie

These are the Meteorite shoes created by Studio Swine for Microsoft (presumably for an ad, but possibly because Bill Gates has a meteor fetish). They 3-D scanned real meteorites from the Museum of Natural History, then used a milling machine to carve the shoes' outers from aluminum foam. Show More Summary

Holmes Medical Museum in Foley, Alabama

While it might not be the largest or most diverse medical museum in the world, the Holmes Medical Museum in Foley, Alabama uses its humble space to celebrate the sterile, slightly frightening history of the obsolete tools of the trade. Show More Summary

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