{USA} Up, Up and Away

April 17, 2013

USA

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum probably doesn’t need much of an introduction. Located on the National Mall in down town Washington, D.C., it “maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics*.” With around 7 to 8 million visitors a year, it is one of the most visited museums in the world! Established in 1946, it opened its main building on the Mall in 1976 and a further display facility out by Washington Dulles Airport – the Udvar-Hazy Center – in 2003. This time round we only visited the main building, though I have been to the Udvar-Hazy Center on a previous visit. #MuseumBaby didn’t really care for the space side of things so much, possibly because he doesn’t yet understand rockets or the concept of space travel, but he was totally obsesses with the planes, especially after our big trans-Atlantic flight. I hope you enjoy this gallery of photographs from our visit:

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*Source: airandspace.si.edu

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3 Responses to “{USA} Up, Up and Away”

  1. Leah / SuperStarling.com Says:

    Isn’t he more of a #MuseumToddler or even a #MuseumYouth at this point? ;)

    I was always more enamored with space when I was a kid. It wasn’t until I was in my 20s and they were threatening to stop NASA’s space exploration side (again) that it dawned on me that I may never make it up to space. (I’d always assumed that space travel would be a possibility within my lifetime and I would get an opportunity). I fell apart a bit. But I still love space, with all of my heart, and hope to make it down to the Smithsonian to see that museum again.

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    • jennifuchs Says:

      Hehe, other people have commented on that too. But #MuseumToddler doesn’t have the same ring to it as #MuseumBaby. My answer so far has been, “he’ll always be my baby” :-)

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  2. Maremma Geheimtipp Says:

    We stumbled upon your blog lately and we really adore it! Congratulations and greetings from Tuscany!

    Maremma Geheimtipp Team

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