As you know, when he’s not playing manservant to me, my husband is an astronomer so it’s not surprising that the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum is his favourite museum. It seems that he is not alone as, according to the Smithsonian website, that particular museum is the most visited in the world.
Just how many people visit the Air & Space Museum? An average of 9 million a year!
The museum was originally called the National Air Museum when formed August 12th 1946 by an act of Congress and signed into law by President Truman. It was renamed the National Air and Space Museum in 1976 to take into consideration the space race of the 1950’s and 60’s.
Anyhow, the manservant loves to take visitors to the museum and step-children are not excepted. Their first day here we got the “kids” out of the house way earlier than they wanted to ensure we’d be there at opening time to beat the crowds. As you can see it was pretty empty when we first arrived We wandered around looking at all the interesting spacey things and had plenty of time to read all the little tags and notices. ~ These are a few of my favourite things~
And, following on with the space theme, today the shuttle piggybacked into town. Most of our office staff was down near the National Mall watching it fly overhead. This photo was taken by a work mate as I was one of the few left to “man” the office.