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Astronaut Recalls the Peril of Apollo 13 and Joys of a Test Pilot’s Life
Space
Astronaut Recalls the Peril of Apollo 13 and Joys of a Test Pilot’s Life
2022-04-14 14:57:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — By April 1970, Americans had grown pretty difficult to shock.  The assassinations that bracketed the past decade had seen to that, as had an intractable war and the seeming unraveling of society that saw generations at each other's... Read More

District of Columbia
DC Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate as Virus Cases Rise
2021-07-29 17:41:43
by TWN Staff

Face masks will once again be required indoors in the District of Columbia, a reversal of recent policy driven by new federal guidelines that recommend indoor masking in areas where transmission of the coronavirus is high. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced... Read More

Museums
Smithsonian to Reopen Seven Museums, National Zoo in May
2021-04-26 17:21:20
by TWN Staff

The Smithsonian Institution will reopen seven of its museums and the National Zoon in May. The revival of the museums will begin on Wednesday, May 5, with the reopening of the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center... Read More

Museums
Smithsonian Collecting Items from U.S. Capitol Riot
2021-01-15 15:29:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History has begun collecting items left behind by the protestors who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The riot, stoked by President Donald Trump, left five people dead. It was... Read More

Museums
Smithsonian Institution to Re-Close Museums, National Zoo Due to COVID Spike
2020-11-19 19:03:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution will temporarily re-close all of its museums and the National Zoo due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region and across the country. The closures, which will begin Monday, Nov. 23, will... Read More

Arts
Smithsonian To Reopen Four Additional Museums on Friday
2020-09-15 15:30:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Smithsonian Institution announced Monday that it will reopen four more of its Washington, D.C., museums to the public on Friday, with new health and safety measures in place due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The... Read More

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