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Air and Space Museum
Transcript of Air and Space Museum
By: Cody Yarrish and Evan Blue
In the Air and Space Museum there are twenty-three galleries that exhibit hundreds of:
and other aviation-related artifacts
It holds over 60,000 objects, including aircraft, engines, rockets, spacecraft, spacesuits, and artwork
It has 161,145 square feet of exhibit space
It has the first picture of an aircraft
The Air and Space Museum houses over 60 aircraft and over 50 large space artifacts
It has 3 floors
On average over 8 million people visit the museum every year
The museum stores the first plane to ever circumnavigate the Earth
It was built in 1976
In 1946, President Harry Truman signed a bill establishing the Smithsonian's National Air Museum to memorialize the development of aviation
Aeronaut John Steiner inflates his hot air balloon at Erie, Pennsylvania, as seen in the oldest known photograph of an aircraft, taken in 1857.
The National Air and Space Museum, originally called the National Air Museum, was established in 1946 when Congress passed the construction of the museum into law. Some of the museum's main exhibits were the Stringfellow steam engine, a group of ancient Chinese imperial kites, and the LePere fighter-bomber. In 1976, a building for air and space craft was built, after the construction of the building the name of the museum was changed to National Air and Space Museum.
Some of the main attractions of the museum are:
1903 Wright Flyer
Apollo 11 command module and other Apollo related artifacts
Boeing B-29 Superfortress propeller
Charles Lindbergh's plane, called the "Spirit of St. Louis"
Actual spacesuit worn by David Scott, an astronaut aboard the Apollo 15
space shuttle, he was the first person to drive on the moon and the seventh man to walk on the moon.
Apollo 11 command module
Picture of the Dulles Airport branch of the National Air and Space Museum
Picture of the Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.