Category Archives: History

The scientific tourist #374 — FB111A “Aardvark”

Spotted at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, South Dakota, it’s an FB-111A… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #373 — food fight

Courtesy of the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City, here you see (the fossilized skeletons of) a Marshosaurus and a Ceratosaurus circling a Stegasaurus carcass… Continue reading

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Carnivalia — 1/27 – 2/02/2016

The past week’s selection of (mostly) science-oriented blog carnivals for your reading enjoyment… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #372 — Navaho rocket engine

Courtesy of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, it’s a Navaho rocket engine… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #371 — Scarrittia Canquelensis

On display in the “Extreme Mammals” traveling exhibit, it’s a fossil of Scarrittia Canquelensis… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #370 — SOLRAD / GRAB

For your perusal today, it’s a backup SOLRAD / GRAB satellite, on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum on the mall in Washington, D.C… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #369 — A-6E Intruder

On display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center, it’s a Grumman A-6E Intruder… Continue reading

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Carnival — 10/28 – 11/03/2015

The past week’s (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for your reading pleasure… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #367 — Agena-B Upper Stage

On display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center in Washington D.C., it’s an Agena-B… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #366 — Corona

Some ages ago, I posted a photo showing a diagram of a Corona satellite — the world’s first photo-reconnaissance system. This time, you get some actual photos. Continue reading

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