Trip to Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy
Chantilly, VA 20151
We visited the National Air & Space Museum located in Virginia since we have seen it is new and we had already visited the one in Washington, DC. It was a cloudy day with some drizzle. The Udvar-Hazy center is located close to the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
The center is a huge hangar where the planes were located both on the floor and hung from the ceiling. We saw the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, Enola Gay (the plane that drpopped the A-bomb in Hiroshima), the Plane that took Steve Fossett around the world in 77 hours. We also saw a Concorde that flew between Washington and Rio de Janiero and Boeing 707 in addition other propeller planes, jet planes and helicoptors.
We had lunch at the museum lunch corridor, visited the gift shop and went around the hangar to see the mock-up of Enterprise, space shuttle other paraphanalia related to space travel.
-Thayumanasamy & Gnanabhanu Somasundaram, Chantilly, Va.