Saturday, March 28, 2009

Air and Space Museum/Udvar-Hazy Center

It's a rainy, ugly weekend here the DC area. So I headed indoors to check out for the first time the National Air and Space Museum/Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The museum opened in December 2003, and I have been meaning to check it out for a while.

This is a Monocoupe 110 from the 1940's called "Little Butch" which was used by Air Pilot and aerobatic champion "Woody" Edmondston at air shows.

This Space Shuttle "Enterprise" never saw any space time, it was designed and used for ground testing and in the 1970's and latter shown off a World's Fair in New Orleans in 1984.

The Air France Concorde flew thousands of really fast flights (less than four hours) across the Atlantic Ocean from 1976 until 2003.

This plane was a big hit among the kids for it's front making it look like a plane out of a cartoon!

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