Airplane Museum New York
By KRISTIN HUSSEY
Ohio and North Carolina have long fought over which could lay claim to aviation’s pioneers, the Wright brothers. But a report that someone else got aloft first has a third state entering the fray.
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By TED GUP
Finding a missing piece of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
By PATRICIA COHEN
The main hall, which now houses the Wright Brothers’ plane and John Glenn’s Mercury capsule, will be expanded and renamed the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.
By ASHLEY SOUTHALL
A Leonardo notebook focused on the possibility of human flight will go on view at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington.
By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
“Time and Navigation, ” a new permanent exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum, charts the history of navigation — by land, sea, air and outer space — through the centuries.
By JASCHA HOFFMAN
A look at coming events at the intersection of science and culture.
By PATRICK McGEEHAN
Plans to transport the shuttle prototype Enterprise to Kennedy International Airport were postponed beyond Monday because of a forecast of incompatible weather conditions.
Photo of the space shuttle Discovery being transported over Washington atop a modified jumbo jet en route to permanent display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Photo (S)
By PATRICK MCGEEHAN
News that the Manhattan museum was changing how it would display the shuttle, gave an opening to advocates for other institutions that want it, including the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force outside of Dayton.