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Photos from the collection of the Fischer Family
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Arlington - Changing of the GuardArlington National Cemetery isn't the largest national cemetery in the US, but it's the most famous. This picture shows the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown SoldierJan 15, 2006
Cathy & Commercial AircraftCathy posing with the commercial aircraft.
Jan 15, 2006
Tiim & Cathy with EnterpriseHere we pose in front of the Enterprise, although the kind gentleman who took the picture for us didn't frame it very well <grin>.
Jan 15, 2006
Enola GayThe large silver plane in this picture is the Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
Jan 15, 2006
Space Shuttle EnterpriseA view of the Space Shuttle Enterprise from the side.Jan 15, 2006
Space Shuttle EnterpriseThe Space Hangar wasn't yet open to the public when we were there, but we could still see its star attraction -- the Space Shuttle Enterprise. This shuttle never flew into space, but was used for in-atmosphere testing and proof of concept. It is currently being restored, after which time the Space Hangar will open, along with many other Space artifacts.Jan 15, 2006
CDC 3800 dataClick on the image to read about the CDC 3800. Note that it featured 128K of ram, and cost $1.9 million! Jan 15, 2006
Udvar-Hazy Center: National Air and Space MuseumIt's hard to get a feel for just how big this museum is via pictures, but this one gives you an idea. This picture was taken from the center of the museum looking toward the commercial section. The hangar extended the same distance the other direction (behind the camera), and there is a third wing/hangar to the right of the camera housing the Space Hangar.Jan 15, 2006
CDC 3800The Control Data Corp. 3800 was a 1960's-era computer which Cathy's dad was on the development team for. We were looking for this computer in the American History museum with the computers earlier in this page, but were surprised to find it at the Udvar-Hazy center. It was used for satellite tracking by the Air Force.
Jan 15, 2006
Concorde and FedEx PlaneOn display at the Udvar-Hazy center are many planes that are much too big to be displayed at the original Air and Space Museum on the National Mall, including this Air France Concorde. Also seen here is the first plane owned by Federal Express for delivering overnight packages.
Jan 15, 2006
Udvar-Hazy Center: National Air and Space MuseumOne of the hilights of our trip was visiting the National Air and Space Museum's new Udvar-Hazy center. This museum just opened in December 2003, and is located near Dulles Airport. We weren't sure we'd have time to get there, but we were sure glad we did.
Jan 15, 2006
Tim & Gershwin's PianoIn the Library of Congress, there is a George and Ira Gershwin exhibit featuring the Gershwin's own piano.
Jan 15, 2006
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