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  •  - File photo of the astronauts of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins in Washington

    File photo of the astronauts of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins in Washington

    Posted: 8/25/2012 4:03:23 PM EST
    The astronauts of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (R) and Michael Collins (L), received medals for their pioneering flight and stand in front of the command module Columbia which carried them on their historic flight, at The Air and Space Smithsonian 30 years after they first walked on the moon, in Washington, in this July 21, 1999, file photo. REUTERS/Jamal Wilson/Files
  •  - File photo of the astronauts of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins in Washington

    File photo of the astronauts of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins in Washington

    Posted: 8/25/2012 4:03:23 PM EST
    The astronauts of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin (R) and Michael Collins (L), received medals for their pioneering flight and stand in front of the command module Columbia which carried them on their historic flight, at The Air and Space Smithsonian 30 years after they first walked on the moon, in Washington, in this July 21, 1999, file photo. REUTERS/Jamal Wilson/Files
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              FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, actor and director Clint Eastwood speaks with reporters during the opening of the Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian National Museum of Amer

    FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, actor and director Clint Eastwood speaks with reporters during the opening of the Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian National Museum of Amer

    Posted: 8/3/2012 10:08:24 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, actor and director Clint Eastwood speaks with reporters during the opening of the Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington. Eastwood, the “Dirty Harry” star and Oscar-winning director of “Unforgiven” and “Million Dollar Baby”, endorsed the Republican presidential candidate Friday night, Aug. 3, 2012 during a Sun Valley fundraiser. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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              FILE - In this July 5, 2012 file photo, people visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, on Thursday, Jul

    FILE - In this July 5, 2012 file photo, people visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, on Thursday, Jul

    Posted: 7/18/2012 3:38:21 PM EST
    FILE - In this July 5, 2012 file photo, people visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, on Thursday, July 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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              People visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, on Thursday, July 5, 2012. An AIDS-free generation: It s

    People visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, on Thursday, July 5, 2012. An AIDS-free generation: It s

    Posted: 7/10/2012 12:33:25 PM EST
    People visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, on Thursday, July 5, 2012. An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the nation's capital later this month with a sense of optimism not seen in many years _ hope that it finally may be possible to stem the spread of the AIDS virus. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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              People visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, July 5, 2012. An AIDS-free generation: It seem

    People visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, July 5, 2012. An AIDS-free generation: It seem

    Posted: 7/10/2012 12:33:25 PM EST
    People visit the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, July 5, 2012. An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the nation's capital later this month with a sense of optimism not seen in many years _ hope that it finally may be possible to stem the spread of the AIDS virus. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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    Posted: 5/29/2012 4:35:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 24, 2012 file photo, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is seen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will honor a diverse cross-section of political and cultural icons ? including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, astronaut John Glenn, basketball coach Pat Summitt and rock legend Bob Dylan ? with the Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony Tuesday. The Medal of Freedom is the nation's highest civilian honor. It's presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the national interests of the United States, to world peace or to other significant endeavors. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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    Posted: 5/23/2012 8:35:47 PM EST
    A one-month-old female cheetah cub has her face cleaned by cheetah keeper Gil Myers at the National Zoo in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2012, after being fed milk from a bottle. Two cheetah cubs have been transported to the Smithsonian's National Zoo to be raised by hand after a risky birth three weeks ago at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in northern Virginia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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    Posted: 5/21/2012 5:20:49 PM EST
    This undated handout image provided by the Smithsonian shows an artist?s depiction of the first major exhibit being developed at the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History to explore the human genome. Early designs call for a gallery loosely resembling the structure of DNA. The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is developing its first major exhibit on the human genome with a $3 million pledge from the philanthropic foundation of Life Technologies Corp. (AP Photo/Smithsonian)
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    Posted: 5/16/2012 1:05:46 PM EST
    FILE - In a Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 file photo, actress Betty White arrives at the premiere of the animated feature film "The Lorax" in Universal City, Calif. White is headed to Washington for a Thursday, May 17, 2012 visit. First stop is the Smithsonian Institution, followed by the National Zoo to see the pandas, harmonica-playing elephant and other animals. On Thursday, the 90-year-old actress visits the Smithsonian Associates, an educational division of the museum complex, to discuss her career and longtime passion for animals. She will be signing copies of her book, "Betty and Friends: My Life at the Zoo." (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
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    Posted: 5/13/2012 4:01:12 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 27, 2012, file photo, provided by the Smithsonian Institution, space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, takes off for New York from Washington Dulles International Airport, in Sterling, Va. Enterprise has been separated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier at John F. Kennedy International Airport, just weeks after flying over New York City. Next month it will be taken by barge to the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the floating air-and-space museum that will be the shuttle?s permanent home. The shuttle is scheduled to open to the public in mid-July. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution, Mark Avino, File)
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    Posted: 5/13/2012 4:01:12 PM EST
    FILE- In this April 19, 2012, file photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution via NASA, space shuttles Enterprise, left, and Discovery meet nose-to-nose at the beginning of a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Va. Enterprise has been separated from the NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier at John F. Kennedy International Airport, just weeks after flying over New York City. Next month it will be taken by barge to the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the floating air-and-space museum that will be the shuttle?s permanent home. The shuttle is scheduled to open to the public in mid-July. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution via NASA, Carolyn Russo, File) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Posted: 5/8/2012 3:50:54 PM EST
    This undated handout photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution shows John Gray. Gray, the founding president of the Autry National Center of the American West, a group of museums in Los Angeles and Denver, has been named director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, the museum complex announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Richard Strauss, Smithsonian Institution)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 5:00:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 11, 2011 file photo, David Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries, attends a meeting of the Economic Club of New York. Koch is donating a record $35 million to the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History to build a new dinosaur hall on the National Mall. The Smithsonian is announcing the gift Thursday from the executive vice president of Koch Industries Inc. of Wichita, Kan. It is the single largest gift in the museum?s 102-year history. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 5:00:48 PM EST
    This undated handout photo provided by the Smithsonian Institutions shows the current Dinosaur Hall at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. Energy businessman David H. Koch is donating a record $35 million to the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History to build a new dinosaur hall on the National Mall. The Smithsonian is announcing the gift Thursday from the executive vice president of Koch Industries Inc. of Wichita, Kan. It is the single largest gift in the museum?s 102-year history. (AP Photo/Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 5:00:48 PM EST
    This undated handout photo provided by the Smithsonian Institutions shows the current Dinosaur Hall at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. Energy businessman David H. Koch is donating a record $35 million to the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History to build a new dinosaur hall on the National Mall. The Smithsonian is announcing the gift Thursday from the executive vice president of Koch Industries Inc. of Wichita, Kan. It is the single largest gift in the museum?s 102-year history. (AP Photo/Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 5:00:47 PM EST
    This undated handout photo provided by the Smithsonian Institutions shows the current Dinosaur Hall at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. Energy businessman David H. Koch is donating a record $35 million to the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History to build a new dinosaur hall on the National Mall. The Smithsonian is announcing the gift Thursday from the executive vice president of Koch Industries Inc. of Wichita, Kan. It is the single largest gift in the museum?s 102-year history. (AP Photo/Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution)
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    Posted: 4/19/2012 6:30:53 PM EST
    In this photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution via NASA, space shuttles Enterprise, left, and Discovery meet nose-to-nose at the beginning of a transfer ceremony at the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Thursday, April 19, 2012, in Chantilly, Va. Space shuttle Discovery will take the place of Enterprise at the center to commemorate past achievements in space and retire as an artifact representing the 30-year shuttle program. (AP Photo/Smithsonian Institution via NASA, Carolyn Russo) MANDATORY CREDIT
  •  - Space shuttle Discovery is signed over by former astronaut Glenn to the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia

    Space shuttle Discovery is signed over by former astronaut Glenn to the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia

    Posted: 4/19/2012 2:15:57 PM EST
    Former U.S. senator and astronaut John Glenn (L) witnesses the official signing over of the space shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia April 19, 2012. Next to Glenn are: (L - R) Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough, NASA Administrator and former astronaut Charles Bolden and National Air and Space Museum Director J.R. "Jack" Dailey. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
  •  - The Space Shuttle Discovery, riding atop a NASA 747 transport jet, makes it's final voyage with a flight over Washington

    The Space Shuttle Discovery, riding atop a NASA 747 transport jet, makes it's final voyage with a flight over Washington

    Posted: 4/17/2012 4:28:56 PM EST
    REFILE - CORRECTING GRAMMAR The Space Shuttle Discovery, riding atop a NASA 747 transport jet, makes it's final voyage with a flight over Washington April 17, 2012. The Space Shuttle Discovery made its way to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Virginia annex where it will become an attraction to visitors there. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY TRANSPORT)


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