A family friendly event! Join us for a tour of the Smithsonian’s Udvar-Hazy branch of the National Air and Space Museum. The 2 hour tour guides you through two hangars full of famous air and spacecraft including the WWII bomber Enola Gay, the Cold War era SR-71 Blackbird, the Space Shuttle Discovery, and many more.
After the tour, we’ll meet for lunch at the on-site McDonalds where John Meluso ’13, an aerospace engineer at Orbital ATK in Northern Virginia, will informally discuss his work with rocketry and satellites before giving a brief tour of the Orbital ATK spacecraft at the museum. Feel free to peel off any time after the official tour to explore the rest of the museum, the Observation Tower, and the IMAX Theater.Cost:
Admission – Free, but please RSVP/Register
Parking – $15 per vehicle. Carpool if you like to save on parking fees!
Udvar-Hazy is not directly Metro accessible, but you can get there by public transport.
Take Metro Silver Line to Wiehle-Reston East station. Transfer to Fairfax Connector Bus No. 983. Exit bus at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center stop. (Take same bus back.)
Carpooling is encouraged. If you wish to carpool from the Metro (or any other location), please contact Jim Schoomaker by March 19. Please let him know where you are located. If you are coming by Metro, let him know the station Orange or Silver lines that you can get, especially Wiehle (Silver) or Vienna (Orange).
Questions: (including carpools)
Jim Schoonmaker, firstname.lastname@example.org