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11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!

This piece is titled "Ascent"
#1

This piece is titled "Ascent"

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:42:09 2012
Exposure 1/3200s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags ascent, piece, titled
Liz, Amanda, and Bryce are ready to hit the museum!
#2

Liz, Amanda, and Bryce are ready to hit the museum!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:42:20 2012
Exposure 1/1000s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags amanda, bryce, hit, liz, museum, ready
The Udvar-Hazy Center entrance
#3

The Udvar-Hazy Center entrance

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:43:32 2012
Exposure 1/2000s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags center, entrance, udvarhazy
An SR-71 Blackbird with... what is that peeking out in the back??
#4

An SR-71 Blackbird with... what is that peeking out in the back??

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:46:02 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags back, blackbird, peeking, sr71
Hey look, normal airplanes
#5

Hey look, normal airplanes

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:48:21 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 400
Tags airplanes, hey, look, normal
Meanwhile, the magnificient SR-71 is ready for its closeup
#6

Meanwhile, the magnificient SR-71 is ready for its closeup

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:49:20 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 640
Tags closeup, magnificient, meanwhile, ready, sr71
Hello, beautiful!
#7

Hello, beautiful!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:51:47 2012
Exposure 1/30s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags beautiful, hello
Landing gear structure
#8

Landing gear structure

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:51:59 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 39mm (Effective 62.4mm)
ISO 250
Tags gear, landing, structure
Up close and personal with Space Shuttle Discovery
#9

Up close and personal with Space Shuttle Discovery

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:52:11 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags close, discovery, personal, shuttle, space
The aft section of Discovery
#10

The aft section of Discovery

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:54:37 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags aft, discovery, section
Aww, spiderwebs on the orbiter already
#11

Aww, spiderwebs on the orbiter already

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/5.6
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:54:49 2012
Exposure 1/5s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 55mm (Effective 88.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags already, aww, orbiter, spiderwebs
The business end of Space Shuttle Discovery
#12

The business end of Space Shuttle Discovery

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 13:56:18 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 320
Tags business, discovery, end, shuttle, space
Absolutely gorgeous
#13

Absolutely gorgeous

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:00:14 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 250
Tags absolutely, gorgeous
Amanda poses with Discovery
#14

Amanda poses with Discovery

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:00:31 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 400
Tags amanda, discovery, poses
After years of admiring the orbiter fleet from afar, it was pretty amazing to be this close
#15

After years of admiring the orbiter fleet from afar, it was pretty amazing to be this close

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:01:39 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 500
Tags admiring, afar, amazing, close, fleet, orbiter, pretty, years
The forward windows
#16

The forward windows

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:02:56 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 250
Tags forward, windows
Reaction Control System
#17

Reaction Control System

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:03:33 2012
Exposure 1/40s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags control, reaction, system
Listening to other visitors, people seemed very surprised at how the thermal protection system was made up of so many individual tiles
#18

Listening to other visitors, people seemed very surprised at how the thermal protection system was made up of so many individual tiles

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:03:39 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags individual, listening, made, many, people, protection, seemed, surprised, system, thermal, tiles, visitors
The door seems so small!
#19

The door seems so small!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:03:49 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags door, seems, small
My favorite application of the Helvetica font
#20

My favorite application of the Helvetica font

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:04:00 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 640
Tags application, favorite, font, helvetica
USA! USA! USA!
#21

USA! USA! USA!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:04:40 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 640
Tags usa
Discovery's tail
#22

Discovery's tail

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:06:00 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 500
Tags discovery, tail
The reinforced carbon-carbon panels that doomed Discovery's sister ship Columbia
#23

The reinforced carbon-carbon panels that doomed Discovery's sister ship Columbia

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:06:36 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags carboncarbon, columbia, discovery, doomed, panels, reinforced, ship, sister
Space Shuttle Main Engines and the OMS engines
#24

Space Shuttle Main Engines and the OMS engines

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:08:27 2012
Exposure 1/15s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags engines, main, oms, shuttle, space
I could spend all day in this room
#25

I could spend all day in this room

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:08:43 2012
Exposure 1/30s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags could, day, room, spend
Amanda looks at the rear of Discovery
#26

Amanda looks at the rear of Discovery

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:11:31 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 320
Tags amanda, discovery, looks, rear
..more vertical!
#27

..more vertical!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:11:35 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 400
Tags vertical
Discovery and me!
#28

Discovery and me!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:12:12 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 400
Tags discovery, me
Thanks to Amanda for agreeing to lie down on the ground to take this awesome shot
#29

Thanks to Amanda for agreeing to lie down on the ground to take this awesome shot

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:13:52 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 640
Tags agreeing, amanda, awesome, ground, lie, shot, take, thanks
Closeup of the main engines and OMS engines
#30

Closeup of the main engines and OMS engines

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:15:03 2012
Exposure 1/15s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags closeup, engines, main, oms
Spacelab. This was carried in the orbiter cargo bay and carried many experiments
#31

Spacelab. This was carried in the orbiter cargo bay and carried many experiments

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:15:55 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags bay, cargo, carried, experiments, many, orbiter
I was surprised at how small this duplicate of New Horizons was!
#32

I was surprised at how small this duplicate of New Horizons was!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:16:42 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 640
Tags duplicate, horizons, new, small, surprised, was
Bryce loves space shuttles
#33

Bryce loves space shuttles

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:17:27 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 500
Tags bryce, loves, shuttles, space
A better view of Spacelab
#34

A better view of Spacelab

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:18:04 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 640
Tags better, spacelab, view
I doubt Liz was aware of Nixon's role in authorizing the space shuttle, but it works!
#35

I doubt Liz was aware of Nixon's role in authorizing the space shuttle, but it works!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:19:01 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 400
Tags authorizing, aware, doubt, liz, nixon, role, shuttle, space, works
This is where liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen would enter the orbiter from the external tank
#36

This is where liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen would enter the orbiter from the external tank

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:19:45 2012
Exposure 1/30s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 32mm (Effective 51.2mm)
ISO 800
Tags enter, external, hydrogen, liquid, orbiter, oxygen, tank, would
I love the marks left by many reentries on the thermal protection system
#37

I love the marks left by many reentries on the thermal protection system

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:19:54 2012
Exposure 1/10s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 20mm (Effective 32.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags left, love, many, marks, protection, reentries, system, thermal
Wing and tail
#38

Wing and tail

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:20:48 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 500
Tags tail, wing
Looking up through the gap between control surfaces
#39

Looking up through the gap between control surfaces

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:21:48 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 20mm (Effective 32.0mm)
ISO 320
Tags control, gap, looking, surfaces
The landing gear assembly is smaller than you might think
#40

The landing gear assembly is smaller than you might think

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:22:12 2012
Exposure 1/30s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags assembly, gear, landing, might, smaller, think
Jim Irwin's Apollo 15 space suit!
#41

Jim Irwin's Apollo 15 space suit!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:23:46 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags 15, apollo, irwin, jim, space, suit
Various suit connectors
#42

Various suit connectors

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/1.8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:24:03 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 320
Tags connectors, suit, various
Closeup of Irwin's gloves
#43

Closeup of Irwin's gloves

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/1.8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:24:40 2012
Exposure 1/30s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags closeup, gloves, irwin
These gloves were worn on the moon!
#44

These gloves were worn on the moon!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/1.8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:24:51 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 400
Tags gloves, moon, worn
Irwin's gloves, helmet, and visor
#45

Irwin's gloves, helmet, and visor

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:25:13 2012
Exposure 1/40s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags gloves, helmet, irwin, visor
Hi there!
#46

Hi there!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:25:23 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags hi, there
Closeup of Irwin's suit
#47

Closeup of Irwin's suit

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:25:33 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 250
Tags closeup, irwin, suit
Blue and red connectors!
#48

Blue and red connectors!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:25:38 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 640
Tags blue, connectors, red
Discovery's starboard side
#49

Discovery's starboard side

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:25:58 2012
Exposure 1/200s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags discovery, side, starboard
OMS Pod
#50

OMS Pod

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:26:01 2012
Exposure 1/200s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags oms, pod
Neil Armstrong's glove!
#51

Neil Armstrong's glove!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:26:56 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 400
Tags armstrong, glove, neil
Details on Armstrong's visor and gloves
#52

Details on Armstrong's visor and gloves

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:27:01 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 320
Tags armstrong, details, gloves, visor
Neil Armstrong's visor
#53

Neil Armstrong's visor

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:27:07 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 500
Tags armstrong, neil, visor
Saturn V Instrumentation Ring
#54

Saturn V Instrumentation Ring

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:27:49 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 500
Tags instrumentation, ring, saturn, v
This photo was accidentally much more clever than intended, with Neil Armstrong's gloves and visor in the foreground, and the Saturn V Instrumentation Ring and Space Shuttle Discovery reflected in the glass
#55

This photo was accidentally much more clever than intended, with Neil Armstrong's gloves and visor in the foreground, and the Saturn V Instrumentation Ring and Space Shuttle Discovery reflected in the glass

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:28:04 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 400
Tags accidentally, armstrong, clever, discovery, foreground, glass, gloves, instrumentation, intended, much, neil, photo, reflected, ring, saturn, shuttle, space, v, visor
An unflown Mercury capsule. Alan Shepard wanted to fly it, but it never happened
#56

An unflown Mercury capsule. Alan Shepard wanted to fly it, but it never happened

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:29:09 2012
Exposure 1/20s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags alan, fly, happened, it, mercury, never, shepard, unflown, wanted
It's incredible that people would fly in these
#57

It's incredible that people would fly in these

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:29:44 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags fly, incredible, it, people, would
Frank Borman and Jim Lovell spent two weeks in this vehicle
#58

Frank Borman and Jim Lovell spent two weeks in this vehicle

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:30:26 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags borman, frank, jim, lovell, spent, two, vehicle, weeks
A few days into the flight they got a song stuck in their head and sang it for the rest of the mission
#59

A few days into the flight they got a song stuck in their head and sang it for the rest of the mission

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:30:51 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags days, flight, got, head, mission, rest, sang, song, stuck
Looking into the Gemini VII capsule
#60

Looking into the Gemini VII capsule

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:31:39 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 500
Tags capsule, gemini, looking, vii
Such a small capsule
#61

Such a small capsule

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:31:40 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 500
Tags capsule, small
So many switches!
#62

So many switches!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:31:49 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags many, switches
The front of Discovery
#63

The front of Discovery

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:31:57 2012
Exposure 1/250s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags discovery, front
Looking along the starboard side
#64

Looking along the starboard side

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:32:04 2012
Exposure 1/500s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags along, looking, side, starboard
I'm not totally sure what all those connectors are under the OMS pod
#65

I'm not totally sure what all those connectors are under the OMS pod

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:32:50 2012
Exposure 1/400s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags connectors, i, oms, pod, sure, totally
The view along the top of the wing
#66

The view along the top of the wing

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:33:38 2012
Exposure 1/250s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags along, top, view, wing
The RCS thrusters are bigger than I expected
#67

The RCS thrusters are bigger than I expected

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:33:42 2012
Exposure 1/100s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags bigger, expected, rcs, thrusters
The whole vehicle seen slightly from above
#68

The whole vehicle seen slightly from above

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:35:41 2012
Exposure 1/80s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 200
Tags seen, slightly, vehicle, whole
I turned around and was struck again by how amazing this vehicle looks
#69

I turned around and was struck again by how amazing this vehicle looks

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/6.3
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:37:31 2012
Exposure 1/40s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 36mm (Effective 57.6mm)
ISO 500
Tags amazing, around, looks, struck, turned, vehicle
Two eras of spaceflight, side by side
#70

Two eras of spaceflight, side by side

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/6.3
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:38:39 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags eras, side, spaceflight, two
Various spacecraft from the 60s
#71

Various spacecraft from the 60s

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/6.3
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:38:48 2012
Exposure 1/6s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags 60s, spacecraft, various
The orbiters are a lot more dirty and beat up than you'd imagine
#72

The orbiters are a lot more dirty and beat up than you'd imagine

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:39:19 2012
Exposure 1/250s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags beat, dirty, imagine, lot, orbiters, you
Yet another angle on the shuttle
#73

Yet another angle on the shuttle

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:40:19 2012
Exposure 1/60s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags angle, another, shuttle, yet
The capsule is not real, but apparently these are the actual flotation devices used on Apollo 11
#74

The capsule is not real, but apparently these are the actual flotation devices used on Apollo 11

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/4.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:41:06 2012
Exposure 1/13s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 34mm (Effective 54.4mm)
ISO 800
Tags 11, actual, apollo, apparently, capsule, devices, flotation, real, used
The Skunkworks logo on the back of the SR-71
#75

The Skunkworks logo on the back of the SR-71

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:42:53 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags back, logo, skunkworks, sr71
Discovery!
#76

Discovery!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:43:30 2012
Exposure 1/60s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags discovery
The delta wing on the SR-71 is bigger than I realized
#77

The delta wing on the SR-71 is bigger than I realized

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:44:17 2012
Exposure 1/13s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags bigger, delta, realized, sr71, wing
The rear of the SR-71
#78

The rear of the SR-71

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:45:50 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags rear, sr71
The Pegasus is a lot bigger than I thought!
#79

The Pegasus is a lot bigger than I thought!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:46:59 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 320
Tags bigger, lot, pegasus, thought
The nosecone is one enormous piece of reinforced carbon-carbon
#80

The nosecone is one enormous piece of reinforced carbon-carbon

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:47:09 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 500
Tags carboncarbon, enormous, nosecone, one, piece, reinforced
A shuttle-era ACES suit
#81

A shuttle-era ACES suit

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:47:27 2012
Exposure 1/20s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags aces, shuttleera, suit
This sight does not get old
#82

This sight does not get old

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:47:54 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 400
Tags get, old, sight
I could look at it all day
#83

I could look at it all day

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:47:58 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 500
Tags could, day, look
Looking into the engine of the Blackbird
#84

Looking into the engine of the Blackbird

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.2
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:48:25 2012
Exposure 1/30s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 800
Tags blackbird, engine, looking
Liz thought the shuttle looked like a panda, so we made Amanda stand in front of it with all her panda gear
#85

Liz thought the shuttle looked like a panda, so we made Amanda stand in front of it with all her panda gear

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/9
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:49:24 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 1600
Tags amanda, front, gear, like, liz, looked, made, panda, shuttle, stand, thought
Posing with the most incredible jet ever made
#86

Posing with the most incredible jet ever made

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:51:11 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 500
Tags ever, incredible, jet, made, posing
Liz jumped in for a photo with me! Yay Liz!
#87

Liz jumped in for a photo with me! Yay Liz!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 14:51:37 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 21mm (Effective 33.6mm)
ISO 640
Tags jumped, liz, me, photo, yay
The service module engine was smaller than I thought. Of course, this doesn't include the engine bell, but still
#88

The service module engine was smaller than I thought. Of course, this doesn't include the engine bell, but still

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 15:38:25 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags bell, course, doesn, engine, include, module, service, smaller, still
Various thermal protection systems
#89

Various thermal protection systems

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 15:38:41 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 400
Tags protection, systems, thermal, various
One last closeup before leaving
#90

One last closeup before leaving

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 15:38:52 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 400
Tags closeup, last, leaving, one
Such an incredible view
#91

Such an incredible view

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/3.5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 15:41:26 2012
Exposure 1/25s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 21mm (Effective 33.6mm)
ISO 200
Tags incredible, view
I couldn't stop taking photos
#92

I couldn't stop taking photos

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/5
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 15:41:30 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 42mm (Effective 67.2mm)
ISO 800
Tags couldn, photos, stop, taking
I'm definitely going to have to come visit this place again
#93

I'm definitely going to have to come visit this place again

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/2.8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 15:42:17 2012
Exposure 1/50s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 250
Tags come, definitely, going, i, place, visit
On my way out I discovered the Enola Gay!
#94

On my way out I discovered the Enola Gay!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/6.3
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 15:49:16 2012
Exposure 1/13s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 32mm (Effective 51.2mm)
ISO 800
Tags discovered, enola, gay, way
Standing this close to a vehicle that killed so many people kind of freaked me out. Especially after hanging out with something like Space Shuttle Discovery
#95

Standing this close to a vehicle that killed so many people kind of freaked me out. Especially after hanging out with something like Space Shuttle Discovery

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/6.3
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 15:49:46 2012
Exposure 1/8s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 18mm (Effective 28.8mm)
ISO 800
Tags close, discovery, especially, freaked, hanging, killed, kind, like, many, people, shuttle, something, space, standing, vehicle
See you soon!
#96

See you soon!

Collection 11/09/12 - A trip to the Udvar-Hazy center to see Space Shuttle Discovery!
Aperture f/1.8
Camera Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Captured Fri Nov 9 15:52:44 2012
Exposure 1/80s
Flash Did Not Fire
Focal Length 50mm (Effective 80.0mm)
ISO 200
Tags see, soon
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