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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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This is a part of the National Air and Space Museum that is located in Washington DC. The Udvar-Hazy Center is located just South of Dulles International Airport. The Center is amazing and has a wonderful display of airplanes/gliders/helicopters/satellites. I took these pictures last Saturday while visiting with my two sons. I used a Sony a6000/Sigma 16mm f1.4.

This is the first Boeing 707. It was designated the Dash 80. However, the jet engines on this plane are not the ones on the first plane. The engines in this picture are JT3D/TF33 turbofans. The original engines were JT3C/J57 turbojets.

On Aug. 7, 1955, Boeing’s chief of flight testing, the legendary Alvin “Tex” Johnston, pulled an impressive stunt in the prototype of the Boeing 707. He did a barrel roll over Lake Washington in Seattle during an airshow. It was the first and last barrel roll for the Boeing 707. It was not planned; he did it on his own. Boeing management was not happy.

ILCE-6000    16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary 017    16mm    f/1.7    1/60s    ISO 500


SR-71

ILCE-6000    16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary 017    16mm    f/1.4    1/60s    ISO 250


ILCE-6000    16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary 017    16mm    f/1.7    1/60s    ISO 400


Space Shuttle Discovery

ILCE-6000    16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary 017    16mm    f/1.7    1/60s    ISO 320


Concorde

ILCE-6000    16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary 017    16mm    f/1.7    1/60s    ISO 400


Vought F4U Corsair

ILCE-6000    16mm F1.4 DC DN | Contemporary 017    16mm    f/1.4    1/60s    ISO 160
 

Black Elk

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What??? No satellite pictures?
You got a partial one of the TDRSS that is hanging above the shuttle in your picture.
Excellent catch on the TDRSS satellite. What is your link/background? When I completed my military career in 1987 I went to work for TRW. We built the first seven TDRSS satellites. One was lost in the Challenger shuttle accident. I will look at my pics and see if I have any other satellite photos.
 

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I was at TRWonderful during that time.
Then I got to go to the follow-on builder and work on the next generation too.
Thanks for your service to our country.
 

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I was at TRWonderful during that time.
Then I got to go to the follow-on builder and work on the next generation too.
Thanks for your service to our country.
I was at TRWonderful during that time.
Then I got to go to the follow-on builder and work on the next generation too.
Thanks for your service to our country.
You are welcome. It was a great career. At about the 17 year mark Northrop-Grumman acquired TRW. It was a sad day for us. I worked another 8 years and retired at the 25 year mark. Not to bite the hand that fed me but the work situation/environment with NG started to go down hill. TRW was very people oriented; NG was not. Granted, the company is not there to cater to the employee needs but we sure appreciated the environment at TRW.
 
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