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A few favorite photos from Washington DC today

June 26th, 2009 by Dad · 2 Comments

Here are a few of my favorite photos I snapped today in Washington D.C. with Alexander. I added all of these to my NECC 2009 Flickr Set.

Alexander on the Mall

At the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Alexander and Dad by the Apollo Capsule

This is the first time I’ve seen a Tomahawk cruise missile up close.

The Tomahawk Cruise Missile

We were able to not only see but also TOUCH several enormous meteorites today at the Smithsonian Natural History museum, including this one from Arizona:

A meteorite from Arizona

The exhibit on the Mishin diaries and the light they shed on the Soviet moon landing plans was very interesting to me

The Mishin Diaries shed light on Soviet moon landing plans

This was the “designed but never used” Soviet cosmonaut moon suit:

The designed but never used Soviet cosmonaut moon suit

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) exhibit was definitely the highlight of the day for me.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

I incorrectly called these “unarmed aerial vehicles” near the end of the video sequence I recorded at the exhibit today. These are definitely NOT “unarmed.”

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  • 1 Chris // Jun 26, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Did you happen to catch the “Use Your Cellphone To Take a Tour” signs they have up in front of some the exhibits? Very cool way to engage the students and applicable to the classroom of the 21st Century learner. Cool stuff there.

  • 2 dad // Jun 28, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Chris:

    We did see those cell phone tour signs, and used a couple too! Very cool!

    Use your cell phone to take a tour

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