National Air and Space Museum

Last week I made the trip to Washington, D.C. with the main goal of taking a few final photos of Space Shuttle Enterprise on display at the  Smithsonian’s Udvar Hazy Center annex before she makes the trip to New York City in mid-April. Space Shuttle Enterprise will be replaced by Discovery, a veteran of 39 missions and 365 days spent in space. Discovery will arrive on the back of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), a modified Boeing 747 (check back in April for coverage of that event). After Discovery arrives and is unloaded from the back of the 747, Enterprise will be lifted onto it and then flown to New York City where she will eventually be put on display at the Intrepid Museum. Since I was in the area I also visited the main Air and Space museum in DC.

Canon 7D, 8-15L
Canon 7D, 70-200 F2.8L IS II

The SR-71 Blackbird and Space Shuttle Enterprise.

Canon 7D, 8-15L

The James S. McDonnell Space Hangar

Canon 7D, 8-15L
Canon 7D, 70-200 F2.8L IS II
Canon 7D, 70-200 F2.8L IS II
Canon 7D, 8-15L
Canon 7D, 8-15L
Canon 7D, 70-200 F2.8L IS II
Canon 40D, EFS 10-22
Canon 7D, 70-200 F2.8L IS II
Canon 7D, 70-200 F2.8L IS II

The manned maneuvering unit used famously by astronaut Bruce McCandless on STS-41b.

Canon 7D, 8-15L

An overview of the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Udvar Hazy Center.

Canon 7D, 8-15L

The Enola Gay, B-29 bomber.

Canon 40D, EFS 10-22

The Enola Gay and a P-47 Thunderbolt.

Canon 7D, 70-200 F2.8L IS II

Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis which is located in the downtown D.C. museum.

Canon 7D, 70-200 F2.8L IS II

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B

Canon 7D, 70-200 F2.8L IS II

The Apollo Lunar Module

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3 thoughts on “National Air and Space Museum

  1. You have truly captured the historic aircraft of both museums. You have the ability to image each aircraft and give them their own individuality, as it was meant too, and then place them in all of the grandeur of their evolution, as a mosaic of aviation. A nice way to photograph the two museums. Congratulations.

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