Sunday, May 16

Air & Space for a day

I visited the new Air & Space museum on the outskirts of Washington DC today. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center sits on the perimeter of Dullus International airport. It opened in 2008, displaying a variety of aircraft and space vehicles in the Smithsonian collection previously inaccessible to the public. Its exhibits include Enterprise, the original test-bed space shuttle; Enola Gay, the bomber responsible for dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima; and the first Concorde put into service by Air France.

Perhaps the most impressive exhibit is the supersonic Blackbird spy plane which greets visitors as they enter the building. It's an impressive sight no matter what your interest in aviation. More photos coming soon!

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