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How big? How far? Explore the universe by starting in your own backyard.
Discover fast, fun, cool, scary, patriotic, and beautiful things at the Smithsonian.
Journey back in time to the Space Race and walk with the first men on the Moon.
Test your knowledge of many subjects and play against your friends.
How did two men, working essentially alone and with little formal scientific training, solve a problem so complex and demanding as heavier-than-air flight, which had defied better-known experimenters for centuries?
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