A few of the dozens of meteorites on display
Overheard a middle school student on a field trip say "hey, this is not a race, let read some of this stuff"
A terrific exhibit on plate tectonics with many hands on displays.
Sandstone showing leisegang weathering created by water carrying dissolved iron along two perpendicular sets of cracks percolated into the rock, forming iron oxide minerals that cemented the grains which then resisted weathering.
Hubnerite with quartz
Some bling for the ladies
The Evolution of Man Exhibit
The Air and Space Museum
DC-3 in the center. I have flown on one.
Air travel back in the day when you dressed up to take a plane
DC-7 cockpit mid 50s
Airbus A320 cockpit, present day
The Spirit of St. Louis that Lindbergh few across the Atlantic. The space between the door to the cockpit and the engine is a gas tank. There was no windshield for Lindbergh to look forward out of the plane
This photo shows it all. The Spirit of St. Louis, first plane to fly across the Atlantic. The Bell X-1 , first plane to break the sound barrier and SpaceShipOne, first private manned space flight.
First powered flight, 1903, sixty six years later man walks on the moon.