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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum : Washington DC

If there’s one thing that Americans have and most of us don’t is a successful history of space exploration. Though us living in HK are receiving reports that the nearby uprising superpower is quickly catching up, they’re 40 years late.  While our region was waging the student masses to brutally denounce counter-revolutionaries and capitalist animals,  the Americans were racing against the Russians to put up a ship in space and land a man on the moon. It still amazes me how two countries with such different styles of government and research were able to compete head to head so closely with almost identical design. While the Americans were the first to land someone on the moon, the Russians did give them a few lessons in humility in terms of space exploration. But even more surprising is the fact that we haven’t really done that much since – human kind wise, that is. Maybe a cold war and an overly motivated handsome young president is what is needed to get this kind of thing going.

 

Anyways, to learn more about those things, the Smithsonian offers the National Air and Space Museum. Which

… maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics.

 

So you know what that means for us, don’t you?

Cool space stuff…

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… that we don’t really understand much about.

 

Or cool aircraft stuff…

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… that we wish we had a chance to ride.

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