"The Childe...More restless than the swallow in the skies..." -Lord Byron, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Friday, May 2, 2014

Standing in a Life-Size Space Shuttle Trainer

On my recent vacation I stopped by the Space Shuttle Exhibit at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Amateur video and disastrous attempts at scale-depicting selfies ensued. You have to walk through two gigantic hangars containing a fleet of war artifacts to reach this exhibit about peaceful space exploration, but hey...it's an Air Force museum. Moreover, it is an excellent venue. Below are two short videos:

This second video begins with a sloppy close-up of an experimental satellite that never flew in space. Instead, NASA used it as a means to test the effects of long-term storage on space hardware.