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Snow collapses Smithsonian storage warehouse

The heavy snow fall that has closed much of the Washington area on Wednesday collapsed the roof and a wall at a Smithsonian storage facility in Suitland, Maryland.

Tags: management , newsstand , Linda St. Thomas , Smithsonian Institution , Max Cacas ,

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 05:16pm EST

A balloon recreation shows off first attempt at an air force

The National Air and Space Museum recreated a key moment in the nation's first attempt to build an air force, by inflating a balloon on the National Mall.

Tags: the National Mall , Thaddeus Lowe , Civil War , balloons , Tom Crouch , Smithsonian

Saturday - 06/11/2011, 02:25pm EDT