Hey Smithsonian – Did whales really used to walk?

Thanks to recent fossil discoveries and modern science, scientists are now piecing together the histories of some of our planet’s creatures that were once a mystery. For example, did you know whales once walked the earth? When we saw the title of a Smithsonian Channel special, When Whales Walked: ... Read More

Apollo 11 patch on Armstrong's spacesuit

Hey Smithsonian – What is it like to walk on the Moon?

On July 16, 1969, the world watched as Apollo 11 launched into space from Cape Kennedy. The following days were filled with wonder and excitement as people prepared for the very first Moon Landing. This “one giant leap for mankind” would take place on July 20, 1969, and that day was forever soli... Read More

Recognizing the Japanese-American Soldiers of World War II

Nisei Soldiers showed bravery and grace as part of the American armed forces in WWII – and have you ever heard of them? If not, you are not alone! This large group of World War II soldiers were largely unrecognized for a long time despite their courage and patriotism. Nisei is the term for the [&h... Read More

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