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.
The SR-71 Blackbird and Space Shuttle Enterprise.
The James S. McDonnell Space Hangar
The manned maneuvering unit used famously by astronaut Bruce McCandless on STS-41b.
An overview of the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Udvar Hazy Center.
The Enola Gay, B-29 bomber.
The Enola Gay and a P-47 Thunderbolt.
Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis which is located in the downtown D.C. museum.
Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega 5B
The Apollo Lunar Module