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On Location

How Smithsonian Transports and Hangs Their Historic Aircraft

As part of its massive seven-year renovation, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum took down all the aircraft in their America by Air gallery, transported them for restoration/conservation, then returned and re-hung them from the ceiling.

Why the National Air and Space Museum Is (Temporarily) Closing

NOTE: This video was filmed in August 2021. The museum will be closed from March 2022 to fall 2022. Learn more here: https://airandspace.si.edu/visit/museum-dc If you've tried to visit in the last few years, COVID aside, you know that Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has been undergoing a major renovation.

Practical Special Effects of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!

In our final video from behind the scenes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife's production, Adam visits the practical special effects department to watch the crew rig up and test the deployment of almost two hundred ghost traps for the film's epic finale.

Adam Inspects Amelia Earhart's Record-Breaking Aircraft!

In the early 1930s Amelia Earhart flew this Lockheed Vega 5B alone across the Atlantic Ocean, then flew it nonstop across the United States: both firsts for a woman!

Adam Examines the Wright Brothers 1909 Military Flyer

The Wright Brothers' 1909 flyer is an engineering marvel, from its fuel-injected engine to its intake manifold to its ingenious use of bicycle chain.