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

Dulles Airport

Chantilly, VA

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.

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