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The Smithsonian welcomes the National Museum of African American History and Culture

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50 years ago Star Trek blasted onto the sci-fi scene. Smithsonian Channel tracks the impact of this series on science, technology, and culture.

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Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia

Explore the command module of the spacecraft that carried astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon.

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100 Years of Our National Parks

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