Langley Aerodrome A at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Langley Aerodrome A at the Udvar-Hazy Center

The Langley Aerodrome A is on display at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The aircraft was Samuel Langley's attempt to build a full-sized, human-carrying airplane, which met with disastrous results, crashing on takeoff on October 7, 1903, and again on December 8. Langley was Secretary of the Smithsonian at the time.