Monday, August 19, 2013

National Air and Space Museum

Last weekend, we visited the National Air and Space Museum.  It is comprised of two hangars filled to the brim with awesome planes from different wars and the space shuttle, Discovery.

Hughes and Banks in front of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.  It was a long range, reconnaissance aircraft.  It basically outflew land-to-air missiles and none of the 32 built were ever lost to enemy action.

The Discovery up close looked like it was paper mached with all of the different sized white squares making up the outer shell.  Eric Carle would be proud :)

It was an incredible sight to behold and truly ginormous.

Banks chilling.

Hughes took hold of the camera.  Proof that I was there.

The pictures don't do it justice but it was spectacular.

Banks trying on a moon boot.

This was a airplane that the nazis would send off from their submarines.  It's purpose was to look for other enemy submarines in the vicinity.  The aircraft was tethered to the sub by a long rope of some sort.  They didn't like to use this aircraft because it gave away their location as they had to come up to the surface to launch it.  Sounds like a total fail in my book.

It was a good family adventure.

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