...And Meanwhile

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Today, the Smithsonian opens the doors to its Udvar-Hazy Center, the annex to its Air and Space Museum (click here to read AVweb's advance report), in Virginia. Oregon's Evergreen Aviation Museum will wrap up its 100-day commemoration -- which began in September with the opening of an interior viewing platform for its Spruce Goose -- with a barbershop quartet, period costumes, and a talk about the Wright Flyer. The Museum of Flight in Seattle offers free admission all day on Wednesday, including live simulcasts of the Wright Flyer flights (or events) at Kill Devil Hills. At EAA's AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wis., movies, tours and activities focusing on the Wrights are planned all week long. On television, the National Geographic Channel offers aviation programming every night this week.