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Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger

Carpe Diem!

(Seize the Day!)

Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD ...

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Kirt Blattenberger

BSEE - KB3UON

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Artistic Items: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Air & Space Timeline Mural, Udvar-Hazy Center - Airplanes and Rockets

After attending the funeral for my uncle Rick Blattenberger at Arlington National Cemetery (he was a decorated Army Ranger during the Vietnam era), Melanie and I drove to the nearby Udvar-Hazy Center annex of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. It has been nearly two decades since we last visited the NASM in Washington, D.C., so I do not know what it looks like now, but the UHC is an incredibly densely packed collection of awesome artifacts from America's aerospace endeavors.

Having another appointment meant only being able to spend about two hours there, which is nowhere near enough time to even come close to taking in all there is to offer. Other visitors must have thought I was a deranged lunatic because of my roaming at a rapid pace, with my head continually rolling from trying to see everything, jaw hanging down out of amazement, drool running down my cheek from a Pavlovian response to the intellectual food all around me, and unintelligible sounds being uttered as I quickly read informational placards half out loud.

These are the paintings, pottery, plates, furniture, and other pieces that were on display at the time. Many more were there, of course. Someday, I hope to return and do a much more thorough capturing of the items, and with a much better camera.

 

"It is my belief that flight is possible," Wilbur Wright - Airplanes and Rockets

Huge Painted Wall Mural

"It is my belief that flight is possible," Wilbur Wright, September 3, 1900

 

Charles Lindbergh Memorabilia - Airplanes and Rockets

Charles Lindbergh Memorabilia

Ballooning Pottery Collection - Airplanes and Rockets

Ballooning Pottery Collection

Ballooning Instruments Collection - Airplanes and Rockets

Ballooning Instruments Collection

Altimeters, Clocks

Early Airplane Game - Airplanes and Rockets

Early Airplane Game

Louis XVI Mahogany Poudreuse - Airplanes and Rockets

Balloning Inlay Design - Airplanes and Rockets

Louis XVI Mahogany Poudreuse

with Ballooning Inlay Design

Robert Goddard 50th Anniversary Plate - Airplanes and Rockets

Robert Goddard

50th Anniversary Plate

Ballooning Ceramic Plates - Airplanes and Rockets

Ballooning Ceramic Plates

More images from the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

 

 

Posted February 23, 2014

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Academy of Model

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