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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Smithsonian Air Museum

    The Museum is the largest of the Smithsonian's 19 museums. The Museum's collection encompasses some 60,000 objects ranging in size from Saturn V rockets to jetliners to gliders to space helmets to microchips. Fully one-third of the Museum's aircraft and spacecraft are one-of-a-kind or associated with a major milestone. The Museum in Washington, DC has 21 exhibition galleries, covering diverse topics from world wars to the history of astronomy, from the Apollo space program to the relationship between time and navigation, to the Wright brothers and the aerial age. Visit the Museum any time on their website or connect on social media. Many exhibitions are online, most lectures are webcast live, and the Public Observatory often streams live images of the Sun.

I also discovered a NASA page that tells you how to build a model Wright Flyer 1903 Model using stuff you have around the house.

Another fascinating site is the Wright Brothers Aeroplane Company, A Virtual Museum of Pioneer Aviation.

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