Space Shuttle Ride
Having enjoyed our helicopter ride in Virginia last Saturday (see below) we decided to take the Space Shuttle Enterprise (picture above) for a spin. It's a bit tough to keep under control, but the ride was smooth and the seats comfortable. I wish they would install Sirius satellite radio, though, because I got totally sick of the crappy FM reception in outer space.
Seriously, these are photos from the National Air and Space Museum's new Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Dad, Jenn, and I took a stroll through the museum after our helicopter ride, since it was on the way home. It's an excellent museum, and I highly recommend it if you're in the Dulles, Virginia area.
I'm fond of this next photo, which shows a range of adorable little satellites hanging from the ceiling. Phone home!
Here's a decent view of the majority of the museum, which is housed in a huge Quonset hut. The Air France plane in the foreground is obviously a Concorde, and the big yellow plane behind it on the right is a Boeing 707.
Here's a photo of the exterior of the museum. The control tower in front is actually an observation deck and an exhibit about how a control tower operates.
And here's a view from inside the tower.
That's all I have time to do at the moment. Now I'd like to direct your attention to my latest effort for Gridskipper. Here's a link directly to my entry on Spuyten Duyvil.