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Smithsonian Institution

Group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government

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The Smithsonian Institution, also known simply as the Smithsonian, is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. It was founded on August 10, 1846, "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge". The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson. It was originally organized as the "United States National Museum", but that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967.

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, thousands of Americans will have a chance to experience the rocket launch.
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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, thousands of Americans will have a chance to experience the rocket launch.
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The Smithsonian uncovers new details from inside the first spacecraft to land on the moon
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The children had recently been released from the custody of United States Customs and Border Protection, and they drew their detention facilities.
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