Washington D.C.

Museum Secrets Revealed: Washington D.C.

In the heart of Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital, stands a complex of museums with a uniquely American point of view: the Smithsonian Institution. Join us as we enter its galleries, halls, and storage areas not open to the public, and explore some of its known treasures and unknown secrets. We’ll take flight in the enemy warplane used in the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, discover the story behind a homing pigeon that saved more than 200 lives, and find out what it will take to put a human footprint on the Red Planet.

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Obsessive Dreamer's Invention May One Day Land on Mars

Robert Goddard invented the Hoopskirt rocket in 1928. Unbeknownst to him, iterations of his rocket have been launched into space and may one day reach Mars.