Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Dulles Airport

Chantilly, VA

www.nasm.si.edu

The Udvar-Hazy Center is a large complex housing the bulk of the Smithsonian's Air/Space holdings. For those interested in the history of aviation and space travel, it's an essential visit. These photos are from my visit in the spring of 2008.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
04/23/2008 11:29:17
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Donald D. Engen Tower
04/23/2008 11:31:20
Donald D. Engen Tower
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Front entrance
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Front entrance
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Cold War aviation
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Cold War aviation
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - World War II aviation
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World War II aviation
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - World War II Aviation
04/23/2008 17:21:45
World War II Aviation
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - World War II Aviation
04/23/2008 17:22:41
World War II Aviation
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Model from Close Encounters
04/23/2008 12:18:25
Model from Close Encounters
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Space food
04/23/2008 12:50:27
Space food
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - How early astronauts used the toilet
04/23/2008 12:50:45
How early astronauts used the toilet
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Gemini 8 guidance computer (1966)
04/23/2008 13:00:32
Gemini 8 guidance computer (1966)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - International Ultraviolet Explorer control station (1978-1996)
04/23/2008 13:06:52
International Ultraviolet Explorer control station (1978-1996)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Space Shuttle main engine
04/23/2008 13:17:41
Space Shuttle main engine
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - CDC 3800 Computer (ca. 1963)
04/23/2008 13:30:52
CDC 3800 Computer (ca. 1963)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - CDC 3800 Computer (ca. 1963)
04/23/2008 13:30:33
CDC 3800 Computer (ca. 1963)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Univac 1232 Computer (Air Force satellite control: 1967-1990)
04/23/2008 13:31:09
Univac 1232 Computer (Air Force satellite control: 1967-1990)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Univac 1232 Computer (Air Force satellite control: 1967-1990)
04/23/2008 13:31:22
Univac 1232 Computer (Air Force satellite control: 1967-1990)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Univac 1232 Computer (Air Force satellite control: 1967-1990)
04/23/2008 13:31:42
Univac 1232 Computer (Air Force satellite control: 1967-1990)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Standard Missile-3 (2005 - ballistic missile defense)
04/23/2008 13:37:59
Standard Missile-3 (2005 - ballistic missile defense)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Standard Missile-3 (2005 - ballistic missile defense)
04/23/2008 13:38:17
Standard Missile-3 (2005 - ballistic missile defense)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - SAM-7 heat-seeking anti-aircraft missile
04/23/2008 13:39:44
SAM-7 heat-seeking anti-aircraft missile
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Guided missiles
04/23/2008 13:57:59
Guided missiles
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Titan II Intertial Measurement Unit (guidance system)
04/23/2008 14:05:33
Titan II Intertial Measurement Unit (guidance system)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Arado Ar 234B Blitz (1942 - first operational jet bomber)
04/23/2008 14:20:35
Arado Ar 234B Blitz (1942 - first operational jet bomber)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Arado Ar 234B Blitz (1942 - first operational jet bomber)
04/23/2008 14:20:56
Arado Ar 234B Blitz (1942 - first operational jet bomber)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Kugisho MXY7 Ohka Model 22 (1945- jet-propelled kamikaze plane/missile)
04/23/2008 14:23:38
Kugisho MXY7 Ohka Model 22 (1945- jet-propelled kamikaze plane/missile)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Kugisho MXY7 Ohka Model 22 (1945- jet-propelled kamikaze plane/missile)
04/23/2008 14:24:11
Kugisho MXY7 Ohka Model 22 (1945- jet-propelled kamikaze plane/missile)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Aerial view of Lower Manhattan (early 20th century)
04/23/2008 14:51:23
Aerial view of Lower Manhattan (early 20th century)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Langley Aerodrome A (1903 - almost became the first airplane)
04/23/2008 15:22:45
Langley Aerodrome A (1903 - almost became the first airplane)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Langley Aerodrome A
04/23/2008 15:23:19
Langley Aerodrome A
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Langley Aerodrome A
04/23/2008 15:24:09
Langley Aerodrome A
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Langley Aerodrome A
04/23/2008 15:25:00
Langley Aerodrome A
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Langley Aerodrome A
04/23/2008 17:06:36
Langley Aerodrome A
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - North American P-51C Mustang 'Excalibur III'
04/23/2008 15:29:11
North American P-51C Mustang 'Excalibur III'
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Boeing 307 Stratoliner Clipper Flying Cloud
04/23/2008 15:30:03
Boeing 307 Stratoliner Clipper Flying Cloud
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Enola Gay (dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan)
04/23/2008 14:41:06
Enola Gay (dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Enola Gay cockpit
04/23/2008 15:30:52
Enola Gay cockpit
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Enola Gay cockpit
04/23/2008 15:31:17
Enola Gay cockpit
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Pathfinder Plus (solar-powered high altitude unmanned aircraft)
04/23/2008 15:55:30
Pathfinder Plus (solar-powered high altitude unmanned aircraft)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Model of Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe 'Skycrane' - lifts 10 tons (1962)
04/23/2008 15:59:44
Model of Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe 'Skycrane' - lifts 10 tons (1962)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Cameras
04/23/2008 16:38:46
Cameras
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Cameras
04/23/2008 16:39:10
Cameras
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Bell XV-15 Tilt Rotor research aircraft - led to development of the deadly V-22 Osprey
04/23/2008 16:42:47
Bell XV-15 Tilt Rotor research aircraft - led to development of the deadly V-22 Osprey
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Airship artifacts
04/23/2008 17:01:07
Airship artifacts
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Dinner place setting from the Hindenberg
04/23/2008 17:01:28
Dinner place setting from the Hindenberg
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Cups and saucers from the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenberg
04/23/2008 17:01:38
Cups and saucers from the Graf Zeppelin and Hindenberg
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - First airborne radio transmitter (1911)
04/23/2008 17:10:01
First airborne radio transmitter (1911)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Airplane engines
04/23/2008 17:15:17
Airplane engines
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - General Electric J31 jet engine (1943)
04/23/2008 17:11:47
General Electric J31 jet engine (1943)
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - General Electric J31 jet engine (1943)
04/23/2008 17:12:29
General Electric J31 jet engine (1943)

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