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Smithsonian's National Air And Space Museum Celebrates 40 Years Of High Flying04:02
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Tourists visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, December 28, 2015. More than 8 million people visit the museum each year, making it one of the most visited museums in the world. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Tourists visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, December 28, 2015. More than 8 million people visit the museum each year, making it one of the most visited museums in the world. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
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This month the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. celebrates its 40 anniversary. The museum, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution, has the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft and is one of the world's most-visited museums.

Jacob Fenston of Here & Now contributor WAMU paid a visit and has our report.

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Jacob Fenston, senior news editor for special projects at WAMU in Washington, D.C. He tweets @JacobFenston.

This segment aired on July 8, 2016.

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