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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Under Construction, by Unknown, October 2002, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2011-0511.

August 2, 1993

President William Jefferson Clinton signs legislation establishing an extension for the National Air and Space Museum near Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, now known as the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.More

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