Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Encyclopedia Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institute has a number of great museums in the Washington, DC area including the Air and Space Museum. It also has a wide range of materials on line. One way to access the material is through the Encyclopedia Smithsonian, an alphabetical listing of major topics, e.g., space history. If you drill down in any topic, you will find links to a variety of on line exhibits, including the Apollo Program, from which I grabbed this picture of a gritty-looking Dr. Harrison Schmitt in the Apollo 17 Lunar Module following the third EVA on that very last (so far) Moon landing mission. of course there are more comprehensive collections of Apollo information and imagery on line, but this exhibit is "just enough" for many purposes and collects most of the best-known images from the missions.

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