Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Awesome!


If you have the means, I highly recommend a visit to the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. It's full of big, small, beautiful, ugly, restored and tattered airplanes.

Highlights:
  • Glistening chrome colored art-deco Boeing 307 Stratoliner (just behind the Concorde in the linked photo)
  • The Dash 80, Boeing's 707 prototype (the yellow and red airplane behind the Concorde)
  • Bob Hoover's little green twin he used to fly deadstick demonstrations with (seen just in front of the Concorde's left wing)
  • The Enola Gay
  • The Gossamer Albatross
  • The Space Shuttle Enterprise
  • An impressive array of spacecraft, missiles, rocket engines, jet engines and piston engines
  • An IMAX theater
  • Several simulator rides
  • Much much more
Go. See it all.