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The Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
A view of the Boeing Aviation Hangar inside the Udvar-Hazy Center showing the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay and other aircraft on display.
The McDonnell Space Hangar, featuring the Space Shuttle Discovery surrounded by other museum artifacts.
The Sopwith Camel is among the most significant and famous World War I aircraft. During World War I, Camels downed 1,294 enemy aircraft, which was more than any other Allied fighter. The cowling over the two Vickers machine guns created a distinctive hump, making the name Camel a natural choice. Highlighted in this image are the propellers and engine of the Sopwith F.1 Camel.
Concorde on display in the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
The Bucker Bu-133C Jungmeister, hanging upside down to demonstrate one of the many aerobatic maneuvers it performed during its time as a thrilling air show performer. The photo of the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Udvar-Hazy Center also shows the red, white and blue de Havilland-Canada DHC-1A Chipmunk, Pennzoil Special; the second Learjet ever built, hanging to the left; the Global Flyer hanging in the read center; the first Air France Concorde on the floor on the left and the Boeing Stratoliner on the right.
Aircraft and artifacts have been protected in place with sharkskin plastic as roof repairs begin on north end of the Boeing Aviation Hangar at the Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center exterior at dusk.
Shown in this 2006 photo are two of the most popular artifacts at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird (foreground) in the Boeing Aviation Hangar and Space Shuttle Enterprise (background) in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar. Enterprise was replaced by Space Shuttle Discovery in 2012.
The Apollo 11 Command Module, "Columbia," was the living quarters for the three-person crew during most of the first manned lunar landing mission in July 1969.
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