Friday, May 24, 2013

Space Shuttle Discovery at the other Air and Space Museum

Two weeks ago during a trip to Washington, D.C to see baseball we took a day and went to the other National Air and Space Museum, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy center that is out by Dulles airport.  This museum, part of the same Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum that is on the National Mall, is packed full of aircraft and some spacecraft.

The Space Shuttle Discovery is there in the space hall with other interesting satellites and space technology.

The first view of it.

The engines.

A closeup of the Shuttle tiles that protected it on reentry. 

There is magnetic Space Scrabble!  It was intended for use on Skylab though never used.

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