The best thing about Washington DC’s major tourist attractions are FREE. I’m talking about the ones in and around the National Mall where everything you’ve got to see as a tourist are in one place.
The National Air and Space Museum is no exception. Of all the places around the National Mall, this is where I enjoyed the most. And not just me—but also the hundreds of people who came to visit to have a glimpse of the remnants of air and space history.
This National Air and Space Museum is so sick that I was blown away! It’s my favorite must-see place to visit when in Washington, DC.
Right when you enter, these planes are above your head. They’re the real ones that made air history and are now, well, retired? :))
That one there above us is from one of the Apollos. Cool, eh?
Who wouldn’t remember the Viking Lander on Mars that sent us beautiful pictures of the Red Planet?
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
If you don’t know who the [easyazon_link asin=”1476728747″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”yes” popups=”yes”]Wright Brothers[/easyazon_link] are, then, probably you were sleeping in your high school current events / history class. Hello, they are the ones who invented the first airplane!
The one you see above is the REAL airplane they used in 1903! Well, except for the fabric which the museum decided to replace in 1985.
Wingspan: 12.3 m (40 ft and 4 inches)
Wing area: 47.4 sq m (510 sq ft)
Length: 6.4 m (21 ft 1 inch)
Weight: 341 kg (755 lbs) with pilot
Engine: Horizontal 4-cylinder, water-cooled, 12 hp
Where to stay in Washington DC:
International House of Washingto (Hostel)
1110 6th St. NW, Washington, DC.