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A “First Moon Flights” Club card held your seat to the moon. @airandspace is looking for one
Today in 1901, jazz great Louis Armstrong was born. His trumpet at @NMAAHC
Researching art with camera filters, or Instagram for watercolors via @FreerSackler
Happy Birthday, President Obama! A year ago, @3D_Digi_SI made this 3D portrait of @POTUS
These barn owls used to live in the Smithsonian Institution Building, aka the Castle, in the 1970s. Our Secretary at the time, S. Dillon Ripley, was an ornithologist and he thought they could hunt the rats attracted to the newly placed garbage cans on the National Mall. He named them Increase and Di
Every day used to be #OwlAwarenessDay when this pair lived in our castle:
A million pieces make up this flag puzzle at @amhistorymuseum. The one they couldn't find:
The tale of Sinbad, Coast Guard mascot who rose to the rank of Chief Dog, via @SILibraries
Deep-sea starfish have found a home in old bombs and chemical weapons in the Pacific Ocean
TODAY ONLY! #RebootTheSuit pledges matched up to $10k by Bruce R. McCaw and Family:
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Take note: today our Twitter is being taken over by teens! #PortraitsAlive #NPGTeens
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We call it a blue moon but it's not blue or even sad. @SmithsonianMag explains:
What kind of ice cream to astronauts eat? The regular kind. Freeze-dried “astronaut ice cream,” while popular with our visitors to @airandspacemuseum, was not popular with actual astronauts (too crumbly). The real deal has been taking off since 2006. Here astronaut Sunita Williams enjoys some with f
It's the last day of #NationalIceCreamMonth. You can even scoop in space (via @airandspace)
Just to clear up any confusion about which Armstrong suit we will be conserving. #RebootTheSuit #InternTakeover
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State-of-the-art home security, 14th-C Japan style via @FreerSackler
It's still hot. This seal in an ice hole in Antarctica gets it. One scientist's journey there:
Kandula’s ready to move away from mom. Seems like just yesterday he was a 300-lb baby:
This book from @amhistorymuseum mapped out a safe route for African American travelers during Jim Crow segregation, pointing them to safe gas stations, eateries and motels. It was published annually from 1937-1964 and grew from 16 pages to nearly 100 in that time. It was at atlas of self-reliance, i
This atlas at @amhistorymuseum, pub. 1937-1964, guided black travelers through segregation
Romance or #friendzone? @ArchivesAmerArt intern looks at an artist's letters from a ballerina
Heat index at 100 in D.C. #CurrentVibes Girl with Ice Cream Cone, 1963. Artist: Wayne Thiebaud. via @hirshhorn
Heat index at 100. Current vibes (Artist: Wayne Thiebaud via @hirshhorn

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