March 5: The Museum in Washington, DC will open today. Due to weather, the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA is closed.
USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier, joined the fleet in 1922 and served as the floating laboratory for naval flight operations and technology. The Navy converted the carrier from the collier (coal carrier) Jupiter.
Image Number: 93-7812
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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