This month, the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum celebrated its 25th anniversary. When I toured the yet-to-be-opened facility with then-director Michael Collins in May 1976, it was easy to imagine that this soaring building would become a big attraction. The fact that the NASM has become the most visited museum in the U.S. attests to the public's enthusiasm for aircraft, spacecraft and aerospace heritage. While I certainly have understood the need for balance in ...


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