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Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

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by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (subscribe)
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FREE virtual tour of the Smithsonian
Image Smithsonian


With eight million visitors a year the Smithsonian, which includes the National Air and Space Museum, is the most visited museum in the U.S.

But a lot of us may never get to Washington D.C so RMIT are offering the public an amazing opportunity to see the Smithsonian's history of flight and space almost first-hand.

In this free event, RMIT have organised a video link to the Smithsonian for a virtual tour.

1903 Wright Flyer - Image Smithsonian


There will be two experts from the Smithsonian to show you around. Tom Crouch the senior curator at the Aeronautics Department and Dr. Valerie Neal who is responsible for artefact collections from the Space Shuttle era and International Space Station.

Exhibits you are likely to see include the Wright Brothers Flyer, Boeing 307 Stratoliner ( the first commercial transport aircraft to enter service with a pressurised cabin which allowed aircrafts to fly above weather conditions) Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft and the Space Shuttle Discovery.

Image Smithsonian.The Apollo 11 Command Module


This is a great chance to see the world's largest and most important collection of aviation and space artefacts.

But is not just seeing these historic milestones, but the informed commentary you will get along the way.

A bit like a personalised guided tour which you don't have to pay for

So strap yourself in, move your seat to an upright position and get ready for the ride. The sky's the limit. And beyond into outer space.

Space Shuttle Discovery - Smithsonian


Entry is free but you do need to register. Click here.
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Why? To see the famous Smithsonian
When: Wednesday, 21 August 2013 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EST)
Phone: Registration can be done online. Refer article.
Where: RMIT University, Storey Hall, 342 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Cost: FREE
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