Nice Flight To Washington photos

November 23rd, 2011

Some cool Flight to Washington images:

Fist flight
Flight to Washington
Image by Travlr
My first flight at the opening of Pizzeria Paradiso:
Founders Breakfast Stout, a BIG milk chocolate and roasted coffee brew that takes a while to pour – but is worth the wait.
St Feuillien Saison, aroma of hay and grass, tatse had notes of banana and bubble gum.
La Trappe Isa D’Or, laced with orange peel.
Allagash Fluxus 2009, great body, taste of orange peel and coriander.

Washington DC: National Air and Space Museum – SpaceShipOne, N328KF
Flight to Washington
Image by wallyg
The rocket-powered SpaceShipOne N328KF was the first privately developed, piloted vehicle to reach space. Launched from its White Knight mothership, SpaceShipOne and its pilot, Mike Melvill, ascended just beyond the atmosphere, arced through space (but not into orbit), then glided safely back to Earth. The flight lasted 24 minutes, with 3 minutes of weightlessness.

SpaceShipOne, funded by Paul Allen, and designed by Burt Rutan, won the million Ansari X-Prize for repeated flights in a privately developed reusable spacecraft, the Collier Trophy for greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in 2004, and the National Air and Space Museum.

The National Air and Space Museum (NASM), administered by the Smithsonian Institute, maintains the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world and is a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and spaceflight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics. Established along the National Mall on July 1, 1976, the museum was designed by Gyo Obata of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum as four simple marble-encased cubes containing the smaller and more theatrical exhibits, connected by three spacious steel-and-glass atrium which house the larger exhibits such as missiles, airplanes and spacecraft.

The Smithsonian Institution, an educational and research institute and associated museum complex, administered and funded by the government of the United States and by funds from its endowment, contributions, and profits from its shops and its magazines, was established in 1846. Although concentrated in Washington DC, its collection of over 136 million items is spread through 19 museums, a zoo, and nine research centers from New York to Panama.

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