Reaching for the stars
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Reaching for the stars

"Ad Astra," a 100-foot-tall work from 1976 by American sculptor Richard Lippold, is by the Mall entrance to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. (Whitney Shefte and Maria Howell/The Washington Post)

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