National Air and Space Museum opens permanent exhibit exploring navigation from Galileo to GPS

April 11, 2013 12:35 AM

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The museum pulled together stories and objects from major milestones and breakthroughs over the course of 300 years for the new permanent exhibition “Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There.” The $3.5 million gallery shows the evolution of marine, air and space navigation, as well as a glimpse of the future with a robotic-driven car that can navigate a race course.

Navigation proved a worthy topic for the museum because it’s something we often take for granted nowadays, curator Paul Ceruzzi said.

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