Air & Space Museum Snapshots

What another wonderful, exciting, amazing day! And the hotel internet still sucks.

Again, many pictures (probably not these exact ones) along with comments and captions were posted to Twitter (@momdude56) and you can see them on the right side of the screen. Again, I will bury you with more pictures and stories and things when I can about today’s adventures.

For now, snapshots. For the vehicles that are either still in space (HST) or that have been flown, jettisoned, and burned on reentry (Skylab), the exhibits shown are the structural or proof test vehicles, designed identically to the vehicle that flew, but used for testing and engineering tests.

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Apollo 11

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Spirit of St. Louis

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Hubble Space Telescope

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Apollo-Soyuz

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Skylab

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Apollo Lunar Module

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Gene Cernan’s boots from Apollo 17. The shoes that made the last footprints on the moon. (So far!)

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Emelia Earhart’s Lockheed 5B Vega

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Wonderful old commercial planes

 

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