AIR SPACE MUSEUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN IN A DAY
Just one word for The Air and Space Museum, WOW!!!.
I am not the kind of person who easily remembers the type of aircraft I took. I only know the plane is big or small.
My nephew really embarrasses me.
Just graduated from kindergarten but memorized every type of aircraft that I pointed at him. He found a video from Youtube and explained what caused the plane crash. As a big fan of aviation, he could not decide whether he wants to become a pilot or work in an aircraft factory.
I entered the museum with a strict security check. Security officers give directions. I put my bag and jacket on the tray for X-Ray.
The museum welcomes visitors with its technology awesomeness.
This museum has the largest collection in the history of aircraft.
It founded in 1946 is the most visited museum in the country. Therefore, when other museums are quiet, the Air and Space Museum packed. People queued or crammed in front of planes or modules. From the young (in a stroller) to the parents. From local visitors to Chinese tourists.
There are hundreds of collections. Old planes hanging from the ceiling and retired spaceship ships in one corner of the ceiling. Every corner filled with different types of ships.
I had absolutely no idea about all this air and space transportation equipment.
I needed a professional guide.
It’s a pity to miss something I’ve never seen before. I went straight to the visitor center. Next tour within half an hour.
The tour guide was a warm and kind volunteer. Jack was a retiree who dedicated his time twice a month to volunteer at a museum. He provided thorough information for an hour. He went straight to every highlight of the museum.
Every showroom from ceiling to the floor filled with all memories of air and space. Witnesses of all the glory and history of aviation.
Jack shows the famous Apollo 11 spacecraft. Module Command Apollo 11 Columbia, Friendship 7, which fired into orbit in 1962.
Amazingly before I went to DC, I watched the movie Hidden Figure. It’s an amazing movie about three mathematicians working at NASA. They discovered the calculations needed to bring back the astronaut, John Glennback, to earth.
I impressed with The 1903 Wright Flyer. Legendary aircraft designed by Wright Brothers. The first powered engine with a pilot on board.
The other was a transatlantic flight by Charles Lindbergh. His work on The Spirit St. Louis finished at the end of April 1927. The plane was silver and the registration number N-X-21 1 was black. He flew from San Diego to New York on May 10-12 with a stop at St. Louis. His recorded flight time was 21 hours, 40 minutes.
After the tour finished, I went around alone for an hour.
By the way, the tour guide at The Smithsonian Castle and here also mentioned that there is another Air and Space Museum in Udvar-Hazy near Dulles Airport.
The United States Botanical Garden
The ideal combination. From awesome museum to beautiful garden. Machinery and technology to cool green and air plants. Black, brown, gray to the color of flowers and plants that are bright and cool in the eyes.
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