NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM
Sculture outside the museum, "flight"
25 June 2011
Today we finally visited the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia! We've lived in Ashburn for a year-and-a-half, now, and have been saying ever since we moved here that since its only about 20 minutes from our house, we really need to go. And, now, we have — and thoroughly enjoyed it!! Its a great museum!
American, German, French, British, Japanese, all kinds of planes from the Wright Brothers first plane for military use to the space shuttle Enterprise. There were planes so small its hard to imagine an adult fitting in them, to an SST. And there was even one display of what they called Trench Art — works that were created from a flight stick from a downed aircraft, empty shell casings, etc. Very interesting.
Next time we need to remember to take the good camera, though.